Man decides to set off a fire alarm after clogging his toilet up with potatoes

Man decides to set off a fire alarm after clogging his toilet up with potatoes

Whole potatoes sit in a bin before being peeled by machines at the Jones Potato Chip Co. production facility in Mansfield, Ohio, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release factory orders figures on Oct. 2. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Potatoes and toilets generally don’t mix well (Picture: Bloomberg/Getty Images)

A man learnt two simple yet important lessons recently:

1. Potatoes cannot be flushed down toilets.

2. Setting a fire alarm off rarely solves non-fire related problems.

The unnamed man learnt these lessons after pouring potatoes down his toilet for some unknown reason which unsurprisingly led to it becoming blocked up.

After calling the building maintenance for his block of flats in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, the man thought they weren’t responding to his crisis quickly enough so he set off the fire alarm to get their attention.

The entire building was evacuated and fire fighters showed up thinking there was a genuine emergency.

After the man told police that he was the one who set the alarm off and revealed his reasons for doing so, he was promptly arrested.

A police spokesperson said they will be pressing charges against the man.

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