The young woman, who wasn't named was focused on its mobile phone while walking down the street in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province in southwest China. While she was busy texting a friend, she took her eyes off the pavement and when she stepped into a drain, her slim legs went straight through the bar - her left foot wedging tightly.
Even passers-by stopped to help her but she was completely stuck, luckily someone called fire brigade for help which eventually freed her after a 45 minute wait.
Fire Brigade spokesman said Lai Ming: "We managed to remove the bar and quickly freed her the moment we arrived on the scene, her legs were a bit scratched, bruised and numb from being squeezed through the bars, but she quickly recovered and unnecessary treatment in hospital was needed.
" Eyewitness June Niu, who posted snaps of the ordeal, said: "She was more embarrassed than anything else, she covered her face with her both hands when people started to gather around and it is clearly not the situation she wants to be. "She's incredibly thin though, I reckon normally nobody can get their feet down there but the bar is so little twisted I guess that's why it happened."