|random happy man that is not locked in his trunk|
The news story goes like this:
- 9:30 pm, Marathon police respond to a call reporting a suspicious car left in the beach parking lot after hours
- The police officer found the 1997 Lincoln with the glove box and all four doors open and heard knocking coming from the trunk. The officer ordered the man out. The man responded that he was locked inside the trunk. The policeman opened the trunk and let him out.
- The police officer found marijuana in the open glove box
- When asked how the man got locked inside the trunk he told police, "he had gone for a walk on the beach and when he returned to the car, he couldn't find his keys. While he was looking, he fell into the trunk and it closed, locking him in".
Wow - this really got me thinking. What if:
a. I had smoked a lot of pot and...
b. I decide to crawl around my trunk looking for keys and...
c. the trunk should mysteriously close over my entire body (latching easily with no slamming) locking me in with no recourse...
What would I do?
Here are the facts... (based on Wiki how...these people really know).
Be sure that you are not too high to know what year your car is made so that you can:
1. "Pull the trunk release. All American cars made after 2002 are required to have a trunk release inside the trunk, thanks to a national law...so find the release and pull it down or up, as the model may require. It will usually be a glow-in-the-dark handle located near the trunk latch, but it may also be a cord, button, or toggle switch, or a handle that does not glow in the dark"