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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

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    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.
    So........
    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.
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    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 *******
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    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 ?
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    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

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    Way to get the heart pounding on a Sunday morning; I'm happy everything turned out ok!
     
  3. Joe

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    Glad it worked out, but I can't believe you never noticed the lock was on the outside of the door.
     
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    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

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    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

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    Bill me ?
    The cop took down my name + phone #
    That was it.
    I'd be shocked if I was billed ?........it was an emergency.
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    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

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    I thought this thread would be about a wasp invasion.
     
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    I think your wife needs to work on her key loss problem as who knows where the missing ones are.
     
  9. mdee

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    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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