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Great Start To My Sunday........I Had To Call 911

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe Strummer, Aug 3, 2014.

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  1. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

    Apr 4, 2006
    I'm in the second bedroom looking for my shirt.
    My two + a half year old son is in the hall.
    I hear the bedroom door close.
    My son closed it............and locked it from the hall.
    Huh ?
    I thought my wife + I childproofed the door locks ?
    Apparently, we missed one.
    I try to talk my son into opening the door.
    He is trying......I see the knob turning.
    I stay calm.......speak calmly.......but he's starting to cry.
    15 mins later
    I get the two hinge bolts out but can't pull the door off.
    I got blisters on my hands,now.
    Luckily..........REAL LUCKY.........the phone was w/ me.
    I call the In Laws..........NO ANSWER !
    I'm starting to panic..........because my son has stopped answering me.
    I'm on the second floor...........can't climb down.
    So...........I call 911.......calmly explain.
    Fire truck arrives.......along w/ cops.
    My wife ( got a hold of her mother = mother has keys ) is at work.
    M-I-L walks up to the firemen + cops --
    I'm leaning out the window - "Great ! My M-I-L has keys !....open the door, please !"
    NOPE !
    M-I-L says "I don't have keys ....your wife borrowed them last week."
    ****** My wife has misplaced about 5 sets of different keys / I have tried many options *******
    I told the firemen "Hey guys......don't break anything down."
    They were about to bust the front door.
    I told them "I think there is an unlocked window in the next room over."
    They came in the second floor window.
    My son was quietly watching TV on our bed.
    He seems okay.
    I thanked those RESPONDERS........one and all......over + over !!!
    I have blisters all over my hands.
    And have neutralized all the locks + knobs.
    The bedroom I was in -- had it's lock mechanism facing into the hallway ---
    Must have been that way since we moved in.......somehow I overlooked this ?
    What a way to start my day !
    My wife was more traumatized than me ---
    And I can't believe I couldn't get that door off ?
  2. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

    Aug 6, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Way to get the heart pounding on a Sunday morning; I'm happy everything turned out ok!
    Lady Gaga and Dierks Bentley Concert Trip
  3. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

    Sep 11, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Glad it worked out, but I can't believe you never noticed the lock was on the outside of the door.
  4. Jerseyguy

    Jerseyguy VIP Whale

    Sep 6, 2011
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Dont feel bad something similar happened to me a few years back. My son was staying over with a g/f and we went out and told them to lock up the doors when they leave.
    We just used the garage door openers and went into the house that way. I never locked the door from the laundry room to the garage ,but the kids did when they left.
    OF course neither one of us had a house key and I left the door from the garage keys hanging inside. Dumb!!
    So I ran up the street to get a neighbor who was a "city firefighter" ,I figured if anybody knew how to break thru this lock it was him. We tryed every trick he knew ,the credit card and a few other things.
    So, rather than call a locksmith,mucho expensive on a sunday ,I grabbed a sledge and a pry bar and bashed the lock off. Luckily it was a metal covered door so I could bang the metal back into place when I replaced the lock set. Like I said really DUMB.
  5. Julie888

    Julie888 VIP Whale

    Oct 7, 2008
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Glad it ended well.

    You guys needed a burglar. :rolleyes2:

    Just curious. Does the fire department bill you for this? I doubt it because a child was involved. I remember hearing a TV personality say she called the FD when she was locked out of the house.
  6. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

    Apr 4, 2006
    Bill me ?
    The cop took down my name + phone #
    That was it.
    I'd be shocked if I was billed ?........it was an emergency.
    It's been a long day..........I called my wife a few minutes ago --
    I said "I'm pooped. I guess, I got a little more stressed than I thought ?"
  7. Ty

    Ty ?

    Sep 2, 2013
    Mid Ga
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I thought this thread would be about a wasp invasion.
  8. flyguyfl

    flyguyfl High-Roller

    Apr 11, 2014
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I think your wife needs to work on her key loss problem as who knows where the missing ones are.
  9. mdee

    mdee VIP Whale

    Feb 22, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Hey have you ever thought of getting a keyless entry combination type lock?
    I have one for the outside of my garage door as well as the laundry room door.
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