GUN 10-Year-Old Boy Locks Himself Inside Gun Safe

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,293241,00.html

    10-Year-Old Boy Locks Himself Inside Gun Safe

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007

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    WORCESTER, Mass. — Gun safes are supposed to keep children out, but a 10-year-old boy managed to lock himself in.

    Daniel Jancura was playing with a safe at a Sam's Club on Monday when he became trapped inside for at least 15 minutes before firefighters and store employees could get him out.

    Daniel, his older brother and cousin came across a gun safe while shopping, and couldn't resist playing with the key pad on the lock. Somehow, they managed to press the right numbers and open the 575-pound safe.

    Daniel crawled inside and the door locked behind him.

    "I was pretty scared," said the Rutland boy. "It was hot."

    When the other children couldn't get the safe to open again, they ran to find Laura Jancura, who had brought the boys shopping at the warehouse store.

    Jancura said at first she couldn't believe her son was trapped inside the safe, which is 5 feet tall, 30 inches wide and 22 inches deep.

    "My back was turned for five minutes," she said.

    Deputy Fire Chief John F. Sullivan said officials were prepared to force open the safe if necessary, but store employees were able to get an override code from the manufacturer.

    Complicating matters, however, was a security feature that locks the key pad for at least 5 minutes so no new code can be entered.
     
  2. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    :uh:

    Ah, Darwin almost got another one.
     
  3. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I'm waiting for the lawsuit announcment cause obviously this is the Sam's clubs fault for allowing these dangers to happen to children who's parents let them run wild in the store.
     
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    fucking Massholes
     
  5. no7fish

    no7fish New Member

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    All the safes I've ever seen in stores (in the past howevermany years at least) stay locked unless an employee comes to open it for you, then they lock it back before walking away... Shame really, we could clean out some of the future gene pool that way!
     
  6. there 10 years old. Idk about you, but back in the day i always did stupid shit when I was 10.
     
  7. 01_Cruiser

    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    Did they really get an "override code" from the manufacturer? I've looked at alot of safes lately, and 99% of them come with 123456 then # or * as the code from the factory. I would highly doubt that there is some sort of override code for a digital safe. It kind of defeats the purpose of even having a lock on there.
     
  8. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Me too. But I never managed to lock myself in a safe, get stuck in a fridge, or fall down a well.
     
  9. Fudgepacker

    Fudgepacker Active Member

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    Safes dont automaticly lock. One of the sibblings on the outside locked it.
     
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    Katsumoto New Member

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    I had a call just like that, one sibling locked the other inside one at a Costco type store. Took a little while to get her out too because the battery was dead on the keypad lol. 911 dispatcher by the way.
     
  11. t1h

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    or when the parents press congress to include emergency opening handles on the inside of safes
     
  12. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    he'll probably grow up to be the next sarah brady

    "i was locked in a safe, got scared, and that means guns are bad!"
     
  13. Initial E

    Initial E New Member

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  14. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    This has happened before. I thought this one was a repost.
     
  15. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    yeah, i had that feeling when i read it too
     
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    I think 123456 is the override code until a "real" combo is set.
    Kind of like a demo mode.
     

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