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A man trekked up a snowy mountain to score free pizza. It didn't go so well. by Circa News
The Bizarre

Some people will do just about anything for pizza...literally anything.

A hiker suffered from hypothermia after scaling a snowy peak near Flagstaff, Arizona, in minimum clothing. The 30-year-old pizza lover told authorities he was simply trying to score a free pizza, the Arizona Republic reported. He called for help around 9 a.m. Tuesday after he got stuck on Mount Elden.

According to a statement by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, the man wanted to trek up the mountain early in the morning, despite snowy conditions, so he could "qualify for a free pizza sponsored by a local business."

"Regardless of what this business offers ... the responsibility falls back to the individual to make good sound decisions about what they're going to do," Commander Rex Gilliland said.

But the increasingly snowy conditions didn't stop the man from at least attempting to get the free pizza. His journey would become even more dangerous after temperatures began to fall on the mountain, which stands more than 9,000 feet.

A U.S. Forest Service employee spotted the hiker from his lookout tower and brought the man inside the tower to warm him up until the search-and-rescue crew arrived.

By the time sheriff officials reached him, his condition was said to be "improving," but it remains unclear if he ever scored his free pizza.

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