Schoff had tried to find a clog on Monday in the tank but ended up stuck when he lost his balance and fell. He was left wedged into the opening. It took an hour for wife Toni to come see what the Des Moines man was hollering about. When she went to look she was surprised by seeing his feet sticking out of the opening.
After a quick call to 911 two Polk County sheriff deputies freed Schoff from the stinky pit.
It wasn’t good, I’ll tell you what,” Schoff said Tuesday. “It was the worst Christmas Eve I’ve ever had.”