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Child gets tongue stuck to stop sign after dare

OKLAHOMA CITY (CNN) - A scene from the holiday film "A Christmas Story" unfolded Tuesday morning when a child got his tongue stuck to a stop sign on the way to school.

The 8-year-old got his tongue stuck to the pole when his older brother dared him. A neighbor heard the child's screams and called 911 for help.

"He was up on his tippy toes and had a large portion of his tongue frozen to the pole, and it took us about a minute of just slowly pouring water over it and then it finally came off," Woodward Firefighter Shane Pringry said.

The child lost a little skin from his tongue and was taken to the hospital but was otherwise unharmed.

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