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Rockets fan duct-taped to sign after losing bet to Warriors fan (vid)

A Houston Rockets fan found himself duct-taped to a yield sign alongside a busy Houston road after losing a bet hinging on the outcome of Tuesday’s match-up between the NBA teams at Toyota Center.

The Warriors came out on top in the battle of Western Conference heavyweights, beating the Rockets by a score of 113-106. And with that, the Rockets fan later identified as 17-year-old Miguel Chavez had to pay up on the wager … which for some reason involved the aforementioned consequence of getting duct-taped to a roadside sign.

“I went with the Rockets,” Chavez told “I was at McDonald’s eating. I lost. My friend said it was time ‘I pay up your bet [and] I have an idea.’ He got there with four rolls of duct tape.”

Chavez posted video of duct-tape deed being done.

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“No one wanted to help me down,” Chavez posted on Instagram. Shocker.

Not surprisingly, motorists driving by a poor guy duct-taped to a signpost Wednesday didn’t quite know what to make of the bizarre scene, one that prompted at least one call to the authorities. And upon the arrival of said authorities, things got a little bit dicey.

Via CBS News:

But as officers from the Houston Police Department arrived at the scene, another man — with a knife in hand — was already on his way to help.

“Drop the knife or I’ll Tase you,” one officer shouted, according to CBS affiliate KHOU.

The man quickly dropped it, explaining to the cop that the duct-taped man, who was identified as 17-year-old Miguel Chavez, was actually his friend. He was just attempting to cut him down.

After the nature of the situation was explained to authorities, the police helped cut Chavez down and gave him a lift home.

“They took me to my apartment,” Chavez said. “They guessed it. ‘A bunch of pranksters huh?’ They laughed at it … I didn’t get in trouble. They weren’t concerned.”

All’s well that ends well, it seems. Well, except for the entire getting-duct-taped-to-a-yield-sign part.