NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 11 (UPI) — Two people taking a selfie video with a dumpster fire learned a valuable lesson when they were knocked over by water from the fire hose.
Tom Lavery, who titled his YouTube video, “Another day in New Haven,” appears in the footage standing in front of the flaming dumpster with a woman.
Lavery, who is pointing the camera at himself selfie-style, says he “just wants to see them get it out,” gesturing with his head toward firefighters.
Lavery and his friend soon get their wish, as the firefighters spray the dumpster with the water hose. The flaw in Lavery’s plan becomes immediately apparent as he and the woman find themselves knocked over by the water.
“This is why you don’t stick around when things are on fire,” Lavery wrote in the video’s description.