The unfortunate Belleville-area man avoided the dog, but was injured by an overnight stay in the tree.

We'd like to think that all dogs are good boys and girls, but that isn't always the case, as a 38 year old man learned the hard way.

The Belleville Fire Department says a woman heard the 38-year-old man calling for help Wednesday morning and found him stuck about four feet off the ground in a tree in Belleville's Bicentennial Park.

The man told firefighters who rescued him after about 11 hours in the tree that he'd climbed it Tuesday night after a dog chased him, but his knee became lodged in a fork in the tree, trapping him there.

Belleville Fire Chief Tom Pour says the man's knee was seriously injured due to a lack of circulation.

It's lucky for this guy that we don't have Giant Sequoias in Illinois:

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