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Woman locks herself in car trunk

NEWINGTON, N.H. — After 22 years as a police officer, Newington Master Patrolman Leonard Kerekes experienced a first recently when he was dispatched to help a woman who locked herself in the trunk of her Mustang.

Kerekes said he took a March 29 call from the department’s emergency dispatch center at 2:32 p.m., reporting a 911 call from the unidentified woman who said she was locked inside the trunk of her red 1996 Mustang in the Fox Run Mall parking lot. The patrolman said he instructed the dispatcher to inform the woman there was probably an emergency release latch inside the trunk, while he made his way over to the mall.

"I get down there and I’m banging on the trunk and she starts yelling," said Kerekes. "She says she has a hide-a-key and I find it and open the trunk."

After freeing the woman he said is in her 50’s, Kerekes asked, "What did you do?"

According to the Mustang owner, she tried to let herself in the car through the driver’s side door and when her key wouldn’t work, she decided to enter through the trunk and "crawl over the seats." The plan was foiled when "she couldn’t get through," said Kerekes, adding "I don’t know how the trunk closed."

"I didn’t ask," he said, "And she didn’t tell me."

Asked if there’s a moral to the story, the Newington officer asked, "Don’t lock yourself in your trunk?"

Kidding aside, Kerekes said people should be aware that "most newer cars" have lock releases on the interior of truck lock mechanisms.

(This was posted on  I'm guessing it's from the AP)

What I want to know is why was the woman trying to get into the car through the driver's side in the first place?  

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