We don't know about his speed or strength, but "the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound," is not something 22-year-old college student Grant Birdsong can add to his resume after Monday night.
Around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, in an attempt to impress his date for the evening, Birdsong made the bold decision to leap from the local Bruegger's Bagels rooftop to the next-door Qdoba restaurant. However, in what ended up being (quite literally) a downward turn of events, the University of Pittsburgh student missed the jump and instead, fell down a 16-inch gap––breaking his ankle and tightly lodging himself between the two buildings.
Birdsong's then-stranded date immediately called campus police who notified the city authorities. After four hours of jack-hammering through three of Qdoba's walls, and finally rappelling a rescue worker down between the buildings, paramedics were able to pull the slightly bloody, very numb and oddly-high-spirited Birdsong from where he had been wedged. In spite of the awkward situation, he flashed a thumbs-up to his date––who had been waiting throughout the entire incident––as he was taken away from the scene.
While Bruegger's Bagels still opened for business Tuesday morning––albeit a little later than early morning regulars probably hoped––college students will have to look elsewhere for their Mexican food-fix, as the Qdoba restaurant will be closed for repairs in light of the slight breeze that seems to have fallen upon the franchise.
While it's unclear if he will face charges after being treated at the hospital, we did find a silver lining to the otherwise trainwreck of an evening––Birdsong's date will never have to question whether or not he has fallen for her.