The exhaust pipe on a truck is pictured. A 19-year-old woman got her head stuck in the large exhaust pipe tip of a diesel truck parked at the Winstock Country Music Festival on Friday, June 8, 2018, in Winsted, Minnesota. The woman, Kaitlyn Strom, was not seriously injured and video of her predicament has been viewed millions of times on social media.
Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
A 19-year-old woman who authorities said had a little too much fun at a Minnesota music festival last weekend now has an unintended claim to fame after getting her head stuck in a truck’s oversized exhaust pipe.
Kaitlyn Strom’s strange situation Friday at the Winstock Country Music Festival was captured in a five-second video that has since been viewed millions of times.
Strom told the Hutchinson Leader that she was hanging out with friends on the festival’s first day when she spotted the red truck.
“We were just all having fun and I saw this big exhaust pipe and I was, like, ‘Hey, my head could probably fit in that,’” Strom said.
Other commenters were not nearly as kind to Strom, who embraced her embarrassing moment by posting a photo of herself holding the exhaust tip as she and the truck’s owner, Tom Wold, each give a thumbs-up sign.
The post included the hashtags #winstock18 and #tailpipegirl.
Though the bar’s post also invited some cruel comments toward Strom, the majority of commenters were a little more light-hearted. One man joked that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had a new safety sticker for guys with big tailpipes on their trucks.
“Danger! Do not place any body parts into exhaust tip,” the mocked-up sticker read. “You think this would go without saying, but Winstock ’18 ….”
An image on the fake sticker shows a stick person with their head stuck in a tailpipe.
Strom told the Leader this was her first year at Winstock, which she plans to attend in the future -- just maybe not next year.