Thursday, July 10, 2014

Man visiting son in jail trapped in room for over 30 hours

A man was trapped in a visiting room at Cook County jail, Chicago, for 31 hours over the weekend

The man went to visit his son on Saturday, something he does every week. This weekend, the visit was moved to an area in the super-maximum security area.

The sheriff’s office says the man went into a door that was propped open and it closed behind him. He pounded on the concrete walls, but no one heard him.

Eventually, the man broke a sprinkler head and the fire department was called out and found him. He was stuck in the room from 6pm on Saturday until 1am on Monday. The man needed some stitches on his thumb from breaking the sprinkler.

With news video.

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