Teenagers saved after shopping cart high jinks

The emergency services in Ed in western Sweden received a somewhat unusual call on Saturday, after two teenager girls asked for help in freeing themselves from a shopping cart in which they found themselves stuck.

Teenagers saved after shopping cart high jinks

“I presume they found it quite embarrassing,” Joakim Nystedt at the Ed emergency services told The Local.

The two teenagers had wandered off for some evening fun, and ended up in a remote area of the town with few people around.

Spotting a shopping cart (trolley) they decided to have some fun and climb in.

But having stationed themselves in the cart they discovered that they were unable to get back out and were left with little choice but to call for help.

When arriving at the location, the girls had been held imprisoned by their inanimate jailer for “an hour or so,” Nystedt said. How they had ended up in the predicament, or why they hadn’t sought help from friends, he didn’t ask.

“They were sitting next to each other down in the cart, one in the front and one in the back. There wasn’t much space left.”

To get down into the cart wasn’t hard, the girls had explained, but when jammed inside the unstable cart, with no space to move, they simply couldn’t generate enough leverage to get back out.

“It was humorous,” Nystedt said saying that it was not a particularly tough job for them to extract the hapless teenagers from their predicament.

“Not a big effort. We just lifted them out and went back.”

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Swedish police remove sculpture mistaken for suicide victim

Police on the island of Gotland removed a public sculpture from the Galgberget nature reserve near Visby on the grounds that it is just too creepy.

Swedish police remove sculpture mistaken for suicide victim
The gallows at Galgeberget. Photo: Artifex/WikiCommons
According to local news site Hela Gotland, someone was out for a stroll on Galgeberget (the Gallows Hill) on Wednesday when they saw what they thought was a body hanging after a suicide. Local police were contacted but when they went to investigate they instead found a sculpture by artist Jessica Lundeberg. 
The artwork, entitled ‘The Watcher in the Woods’, is a partially transparent plate sculpture that looks like a spooky little girl. 
Despite discovering that the suspected suicide victim was actually artwork, police determined that Lundeberg’s piece could scare others and thus took the sculpture down. 
“It was decided that if it were to remain, more people would likely be frightened in the same way,” Gotland police spokesman Ayman Aboulaich told Radio P4 Gotland. 
Lundeberg told Hela Gotland that the sculpture has been at Galgeberget since a public art project last summer and that this was the first time it had caused any concern. She said ‘The Watcher in the Woods’ was the only piece that was allowed to remain after the end of the project. But now it is there no more. 
Lundeberg has taken the sculpture back to her studio. While she hopes it will eventually return to Galgeberget, the artist told Hela Gotland it seems unlikely.  
She said that the sculpture was damaged by police. 
“It was ragged, dismantled and broken. I was horrified when I saw it,” she said. 
Police have reportedly promised to pay any necessary repair costs.
Although the person who reported the sculpture to the police has not spoken with the media, their jump to conclusions could perhaps be attributed to the nature reserve’s macabre history. Galgeberget is still home to gallows that were used to hang criminals for centuries. The last execution to be held at the site was in 1845, according to Hela Gotland