WEST CALEDONIA, ND – Local teen Felix Schulterst only wanted one quick Instagram shot of himself with his legs going into the MRI scanner today, but it wasn’t meant to be. When the 17-year old walked into the MRI suite with his selfie stick tucked beneath his gown, he had no idea that the next second his iPhone and fancy $20 remote-controlled baton would be flying across the room toward the scanner.
“It was like some magical force pulled the stick across the room Harry Potter-style. I don’t know how it did that!” said Schulterst as he waited with his mom in the lobby afterward.
The MRI’s powerful magnet had to be de-magnetized and reset (at a cost of several thousand dollars) in order to remove the offending selfie-stick from inside the machine.
“I just wanna know when I’m gonna get my phone back. I heard it dinging for a text message when I left the room, and it’s killing me that I don’t know who’s texting me,” said Felix.
The DME will keep you posted as this story develops.