Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe

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Fire crews had to cut 19-year-old Kaitlyn Strom free with an electric saw when her head became lodged in the oversize tailpipe at the Winstock Music Festival on Friday.

Video of the woman and her head in the tailpipe has been viewed on Facebook more than 2.6 million times.

"(I was) kind of confused because I didn't know what was going on, because I couldn't see around me", she said, "But I trusted everyone who was around that I knew to get me out safely".

The local sheriff's office said once she was freed from the pipe, she was cited for underage drinking and escorted off the festival grounds, the AP said.


A young woman found herself in the wrong place at a central Minnesota music festival.

The woman was later identified as 19-year-old Kaitlyn Strom.

"I'm just brushing it off, because that's expected to happen", she said. "It did fit, but it didn't want to come back out", Kaitlyn continued.

The pipe that "Tailpipe Girl" got her head stuck in was briefly on display at Darwin Tavern.


Strom didn't expect to go viral, but she's not surprised.

In a tell-all piece, she told Stephen Wiblemo what went through her head before she jammed it into the pipe.

Strom added that she didn't know the owner of the truck. "He was wonderful. I remember getting my head unstuck, and I just looked at him and apologized, and he said, 'No, I'm just glad you're OK".

She wrote: "Yeah I" m the tail pipe girl, whatchu know about it?


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