A Florida fire department said a young boy’s seemingly rude gesture was just his way of showing off his lack of injuries after a school desk rescue.
The Lakeland Fire Department posted a photo to Facebook showing a young boy posing with firefighters and appearing to flip off the camera — with a “censored” block over the offending finger — but the department said the photo is not what it seems.
“Show Mommy the finger that firefighters had to rescue out of a desk,” the department quipped.
The post explained firefighters had been called to an elementary school when the boy’s middle finger became trapped in the metal components of his desk.
Firefighters were able to quickly free the boy’s finger and he posed for the photo with his rescuers.
“This is likely the only time he’ll be able to get away with doing this,” the post said.
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