This is the Valero car wash where it happened. (Photo: Screenshot/Google Maps)

This is the Valero car wash where it happened. (Photo: Screenshot/Google Maps)

It’s dangerous in there.

The Woodland (Calif.) Daily Democrat is reporting that a patron got stuck last week at the local car wash. We’re not sure exactly how this happened (pro tip: stay in the car), but it was bad enough that it required a crew of firefighters to set things aright.

Writes the Daily Democrat:

The procedure was delicate, according to Eric Zane, acting battalion chief, because the unidentified person had a foot caught between the rail and pulling mechanism.

Ouch.

The person was at the West Street Valero gas station in Woodland, Calif., which is pretty close to the town’s Station No. 1. But when the first firefighters showed up they quickly called backup. The person’s foot was stuck between the pulley and the stationary center rail. After the crew from Station No. 3 got there, it took about six minutes to extricate the victim.

According to the Daily Democrat, “There was no word on the condition of the victim’s foot.”

We’re pretty sure this is a rare incident, but who knows? There are lots of reports of cars getting stuck inside an automatic car wash, but not so much actual people’s body parts. If it’s ever happened at your car wash, tell us about it and how you handled it. Hit us up at carwashblog@gmail.com or on Twitter.