Oh Yes. It's real. Salem, Ohio.
Somebody didn't watch A Christmas Story this past Christmas season...
At 7:56 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 1100 block of Prospect St. after being advised there was a child with his tongue stuck to a light pole at the bus stop at 1133 Prospect St. Upon arrival the child was freed by the mother and taken home. the mother advised she would seek medical treatment.
I only wish I had a picture.