TikTok video shows Scottish grandfather getting trapped in sun lounger and falling out of his chair


‘It folded him into a sandwich!’ Comic moment grandfather gets trapped in a sun lounger when he tries to stand up

  • CCTV clip shows Glenn Smith, 67, trapped inside a deck chair while sunbathing 
  • The minute-long footage, taken at his son’s house in Irvine, North Ayrshire shows Glenn and his wife Janet enjoying the sun before he is almost squished 
  • As he tries to rock backwards to get the chair to open up, he falls and hits a wall 
  • Fortunately, Glenn was unharmed despite nearly being swallowed up by lounger


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Hilarious video footage captured the moment a grandfather was almost squished inside a sun lounger while relaxing in the back garden.

Glenn Smith, 67, was soaking up the rays with his wife Janet outside his son’s house in Irvine, North Ayrshire when he found himself almost swallowed up by a deck chair as he went to grab a drink.

The minute-long CCTV clip, taken on June 26 when temperatures were a scorching 75F, shows him shuffling forward in the chair in an attempt to stand up before being trapped inside.

The retired Scot, who was unharmed, can be seen rocking himself forward in a bid to get up, but the motion causes the chair to start folding in on itself, with Glenn the unintended victim.

He turns to his wife and starts laughing with her as he is clearly stuck inside the lounger.

Glenn Smith, 67, (above) was sunbathing with his wife Janet outside his son's house in Irvine, North Ayrshire in June when he found himself almost swallowed up by the chair

Glenn Smith, 67, (above) was sunbathing with his wife Janet outside his son’s house in Irvine, North Ayrshire in June when he found himself almost swallowed up by the chair

As the pensioner rocks backwards in a bid to open the chair back out, it tilts and tips Glenn out headfirst and straight into a wall behind him

As the pensioner rocks backwards in a bid to open the chair back out, it tilts and tips Glenn out headfirst and straight into a wall behind him

As the pensioner rocks backwards in a bid to open the chair back out, it tilts and tips Glenn out headfirst and straight into a wall behind him

Janet, 64, bursts out laughing before jumping out her chair to check on Glenn who thankfully was left uninjured by the fall

Janet, 64, bursts out laughing before jumping out her chair to check on Glenn who thankfully was left uninjured by the fall

Janet, 64, bursts out laughing before jumping out her chair to check on Glenn who thankfully was left uninjured by the fall 

But, as the pensioner rocks backwards in a bid to open the chair back out, it tilts and tips Glenn out headfirst and straight into a wall behind him. 

His feet can be seen flailing around in the air as he shouts: ‘My f****** head!’ and scrambles to his feet with the help of his wife.

Janet, 64, bursts out laughing before jumping out her chair to check on Glenn who thankfully was left uninjured by the fall. 

The footage was shared on TikTok by Graeme's wife Ellie earlier this month and racked up almost 10million views and 750,000 likes

The footage was shared on TikTok by Graeme's wife Ellie earlier this month and racked up almost 10million views and 750,000 likes

The footage was shared on TikTok by Graeme’s wife Ellie earlier this month and racked up almost 10million views and 750,000 likes

Headscratcher: A pensive Glenn rubs his head to ensure he is ok after the fall as Janet checks on him

Headscratcher: A pensive Glenn rubs his head to ensure he is ok after the fall as Janet checks on him

Headscratcher: A pensive Glenn rubs his head to ensure he is ok after the fall as Janet checks on him

The couple’s son, Graeme, 29, and wife Ellie, 28, were on holiday during the hilarious moment but managed to watch the chaos unfold on their CCTV camera.

Graeme said: ‘Me, my wife and the kids were on holiday and my mum called us laughing like mad telling us what happened and by chance the CCTV in the back garden caught it all. 

‘He was chilling out with my mum in the sun and he needed a drink so tried to get up to get one but the seat wouldn’t recline back. 

‘As he tried and tried to get it to recline back down, it folded him into a sandwich.’

The footage has since been shared on TikTok by Graeme’s wife Ellie earlier this month, and has racked up almost 10million views and 750,000 likes. 

The clip, shared to TikTok to the tune of almost 10 million views, sparked a raft of comments as more than 750,000 users liked the video

The clip, shared to TikTok to the tune of almost 10 million views, sparked a raft of comments as more than 750,000 users liked the video

The clip, shared to TikTok to the tune of almost 10 million views, sparked a raft of comments as more than 750,000 users liked the video

Harry Turner wrote: ‘It’s the little leg kicks as he goes down for me.’  

TikTok user Lprezzo added: ‘Hope he is okay but this has me cracking up.’ 

Kate Burke said: ‘I love the way the lady makes no attempt to help him at all.’ 



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