An Oklahoma woman is recovering from third-degree burns to her thigh caused by hot pennies that spilled in her sport utility vehicle on a scorching summer day.
Melissa Sechrist says a cup of spare change spilled onto her seat in Moore, Oklahoma, last week, and the scalding-hot pennies came into contact with her leg. She tried icing the wound, but she went to a hospital over the weekend after the pain didn't subside.
Sechrist tells Oklahoma City television station KWTV that the coins caused third-degree burns on the back of her thigh. She says it's still painful to walk, sit or lie down because of the injury.
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According to the National Weather Service, the heat index was 104 degrees on the day Sechrist suffered the burns.