Pennsylvania inmate's arm stuck in cell toilet for hours

SHAMOKIN, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania prisoner is free - relatively speaking - after spending part of the weekend with his arm stuck in a cell toilet.

The News Item in Shamokin reports that maintenance and emergency teams at the State Correctional Institution-Coal Township worked for several hours and wound up removing the toilet from its moorings to free the trapped limb.

They say the prisoner's arm became stuck Sunday morning when he reached into the toilet to fetch an item that had fallen in. They ended up removing the toilet.

"Once they got the toilet removed, based on the position of his body, he was able to turn enough to get his hand out," Trisha Kelley, the prison's public information officer, told the News Item.

Officials didn't release the prisoner's name.