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Police rescue man from sealed luggage locker

Police rescue man from sealed luggage locker

Published: 12 Nov 2011 12:51 GMT+01:00
Updated: 12 Nov 2011 12:51 GMT+01:00

In the middle of the night a man in southern Sweden called the Jönköping police station and requested their help in rescuing him from a sealed baggage locker at Nässjö's Central Station.

At first, the confused officers suspected it to be a prank call, especially as the man didn't answer his phone when they called him back.

But when the man eventually phoned them again, the police officers made their way to the train station, where they found the 25-year-old trapped inside the locker, roughly one metre deep and 60 centimetres wide.

"He fit inside with some trouble and some acrobatic exercises. But this is serious stuff. If there had been a fire while he was in that locker, you can work out the consequences for yourself," said Lasse Karlsson, of the Securitas security services in Nässjö, to Sveriges Radio (SR).

The man was removed from the locker unharmed after having been stuck inside for over an hour.

He had been put there by his friends, explained the 25 year-old to the surprised officers.

"Probably seen as great fun," commented the police on their website.

TT/Clara Guibourg (news@thelocal.se)

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13:52 November 12, 2011 by Keith #5083
with friends like that who needs an undertaker?
14:12 November 12, 2011 by skogsbo
stag night antics, or maybe he deserved if for being jack in the pub?
15:20 November 12, 2011 by StockholmSam
"At first, the confused officers suspected it to be a prank call, especially as the man didn't answer his phone when they called him back. But when the man eventually phoned them again, the police officers made their way to the train station" This guy would have gotten better service from SOS. Is this the kind of police protection our tax money funds? They get a call for help and assume it is a prank call because there is no answer when they call back??? WTH? What if the guy had passed out? I don't think police in Nässjö are overburdened with murderers, rapists and ghetto rioters. Do your job next time, coppers.
15:31 November 12, 2011 by old jack
Agree with Sam.

And who prank calls the police? Is this a regular happening? If I prank called the police, I would expect a huge fine, jail time (and thus problems with my employer), community service, and to be generally called a dumbass by everyone I knew for a long while...
15:45 November 12, 2011 by Rick Methven
@StockholmSam

The nearest police station to Nässjö is 40km away in Jonköping
19:49 November 12, 2011 by Opinionfool
@old Jack

"And who prank calls the police? Is this a regular happening? If I prank called the police, I would expect a huge fine, jail time (and thus problems with my employer), community service, and to be generally called a dumbass by everyone I knew for a long while..."

Clearly you've not read anything about the idiotic requests that English police get as emergency calls. Children saying the cops should arrest their parents because they were given their pocket money late. Or people calling in asking to be taken home because they missed the last bus/train. Or that the chips they bought have gone cold. Or that their girlfriend has dumped them so could the police arrest her.
22:10 November 12, 2011 by krattan
A person working at SOS Alarm answering 112 once told me that the majority of calls were prank calls.
00:38 November 13, 2011 by Opinionfool
"If there had been a fire while he was in that locker, you can work out the consequences for yourself".

Well yes, we can work out the risk and the likelihood of there being a fire there. There's always a risk, which is why we have fire brigades, but the likelihood is small, which is why there wasn't a fire there all the time this bloke was in the locker.
06:24 November 13, 2011 by Frobobbles
It is curious that the locker was sealed, and not locked. Like you do with a legendary sportsmans change locker, so it will never be used again. Then I realised I was on the wrong track, there was of course a seal involved. What did they do with the seal?
10:44 November 13, 2011 by Grokh
to some people bullying never stops i guess...
01:28 November 14, 2011 by muscle
imagine if his cell had run out of battery :D..

Just like my cell never refuses to surprise me when I need to make a call while in other city
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