Thanksgiving Treat 2012: Everett Woman Calls 9-1-1 After Trapping Herself Inside Own Car, Can’t Find Way Out

December 2, 2011

Police Blotter

Editor’s Note: As a treat for you this year we are reposting our story about a woman who locked herself inside her car last Thanksgiving and couldn’t seem to get out. She decided her best course of action was to call 9-1-1. Happy Thanksgiving…

Help, I'm locked in my car and can't get out...

Usually people call police when they accidentally lock themselves outside of their car while its running or their infant child is inside and they can’t wait for a locksmith. On Thanksgiving evening however, an Everett woman had multiple conversations with 9-1-1 dispatchers in Everett after she found herself locked inside her car, unable to open any of the doors. She had the keys, she just couldn’t figure how to get out. She admitted she had been drinking and demanded Everett police come let her out. Here are the 9-1-1 tapes…

Click here to listen to woman’s 9-1-1 calls on Thanksgiving

Everett Police did arrive and let the woman out of her car. Since there are no laws against sitting inside of your car in your own backyard while intoxicated, the officers released the woman to continue a Thanksgiving she’ll probably not remember.

[ad#Google Adsense-2]

, , ,

About myeverettnews

My Everett News is a hyperlocal news website featuring breaking news and events in Everett, WA. We also cover City of Everett information and items of interest to those who live and work in Everett. It's written by Leland Dart a former Snohomish County based radio reporter born and raised in Everett.

View all posts by myeverettnews

22 Responses to “Thanksgiving Treat 2012: Everett Woman Calls 9-1-1 After Trapping Herself Inside Own Car, Can’t Find Way Out”

  1. coconut Says:

    LDL is said to be harmful and HDL is described as being healthful.

    This may be particularly helpful for people who suffer from immune disorders, like AIDS,
    for this reason. In extreme cases the infection
    will travel through the bloodstream and affect every organ of the body.

  2. guy from Everett Says:

    10 to 1 this is one of my neighbors. The things I see up here…. this doesn’t surprise me. She gets the Darwin award, but only silver. She’d have won the gold if she’d been in the garage, door down, and engine running.

  3. blog comments Says:

    Hello there, You’ve performed an excellent job. I will certainly digg it and for my part suggest to my friends. I’m sure they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  4. Curious Says:

    How did the 911 recordings get leaked? Aren’t they condidential??

  5. edward oleander Says:

    I work at an alcohol detox… This one still ranks right up there as the stupidestest thing ever. Every so often one of my new admissions will use the pay phone we have (not in line of sight unfortunately) and call 911 to have the police come and rescue them from Detox… Fortunately, the Dispatch Center knows to call my desk and verify dubious-sounding calls…

  6. miss_teeek Says:

    Don’t be so quick to criticize! The same thing happened to me, I was locked in my brand new car in my own garage, and NOTHING worked, and i tried absolutely everything, the alarm kept going off! It was noon and I knew the mail carrier would be showing up within moments, I got his attention and he was able to get me out. (No alcohol involved!)

    • AnonofWA Says:

      Strike one she is in Everett.
      Strike two she had been drinking “a little bit”
      Strike three She called the police instead of a neighbor/friend

      Your out! No Reproduction for you!

  7. the wizard Says:

    so what I wanna know is……..was she a blonde?

  8. G. Whiz Says:

    I have absolutely no sympathy for this woman. Drunk or not she is clearly an airhead.

  9. 8 of 10 Doctors Agree Says:

    Wow! How frigging blitzed are you when you can’t find the door lock, power lock buttons, door handles, nor roll the window down to open the outer handle?
    Can’t call a friend or relative either, but instead call 911? That’s beyond drunk.

    This may be the stupidest thing I’ve heard of in sometime. Kudos for that if nothing else.

    I mean, sheesh lady. You’re dumb as a box of rocks.

    • Neil Says:

      On my Ford the door will open when the handle is pulled, even with the door locked.
      But on the Chevy I must first unlock the door before I pull the handle to open the door.
      My wife’s Buick has the same problem, works the same as the Chevy.
      Just another difference between GM and Ford.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Dumber than a bag of hammers!!!!! LOL!!!!!

  10. You're All gay Says:

    I hate you all. You all suck. Always bitching about stuff but never do anything to fix it. Seattle = lefty pinko simps. Boooo keep crying about stuff and having garbage sports teams. The only thing Seattle is good at is embracing the gays.

    • racecar spelled backwards Says:

      I don’t know which is worse, your profound ignorance or your willingnes­s to proclaim it for all the world to see.

  11. Noel Says:

    no one that stupid should be allowed outside without adult supervision…

    • Anonymous Says:


  12. Shaydie Says:

    Oh never mind, I missed that last paragraph. Good job to the police. Maybe her car handles weren’t working right. I’m not going to judge that part.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    what a waste of tax-payer dollars! she should pay for being so stupid!

    • Jack Says:

      Dear Anonymous, a waste of tax-payer dollars is when a cop sits on in his car on mall’s parking lot doing nothing. This is helping people, no matter who they are.

      • Shaydie Says:

        Agreed. The officer’s role is “public safety” so I’m glad he was able to help. But why was she in her car after drinking? I hope she was cited for THAT.

    • Anonymous Says:

      The cops were already on payroll, and probably sitting with the car idling and the heat on anyway. Ease up.


  1. Emergency 911 Call – Woman too Drunk to Get out of Car | Fellowship of the Minds - December 6, 2011

    […]… […]