|This picture taken by ChokeCam caught Downer|
choking on a 5 oz. piece of steak. A minute later
he was garling the meat.
Sunday night Hans Downer, 30, of Bridgeport was eating steak at Stu's Steak Shop in downtown Bridgeport when he tried swallowing a huge piece of meat. It became lodged in his throat and at first he panicked before the urge to gargle overcame him and he was soon gargling loud enough that people at the next table were tapping their feet to the rhythm.
Downer was able to gargle over a pound of meat during the course of his meal, much to the delight of his wife and restaurant owner Stu Baker, who once almost choked to death on a hot dog.
A video was made of Downer gargling the prime piece of meat and was immediately purchased by the Red Meat Council for viewing on their late night T.V. channel, KMEAT. "I think I've found my niche," said an exuberant Downer. "I may try gargling other kinds of food. Who knows, I just might gargle a whole pizza and six pack of beer!"
OFF THE WALL News hopes to follow this story and see what comes up.