Tuesday, August 14, 2007

10-year-old boy locked inside gun safe at Sam's Club

Daniel Jancura was only a few inches away from his mother, but she couldn’t see or touch him for some 15 minutes yesterday. The quarter of an hour that Laura Jancura waited for her son to be freed from inside the locked Winchester gun safe on display at Sam’s Club felt like a lifetime.

The family made a stop at the wholesale warehouse to pick up some supplies in preparation for vacation. Daniel, 10; his older brother, Thomas; and their cousin, Tiffany Sackett, began pressing buttons on the gun safe’s electronic key pad and managed to open it.

The three opened and shut the door to the 575-pound safe a few times before Daniel got inside. The first time his cousin punched some numbers on the key pad and got him out, but the second time, he became trapped inside. “My niece said Daniel is stuck in the safe. I said, ‘What?’ ” Mrs. Jancura said afterward, still shaken from what had just transpired. “My back was turned for 5 minutes. It doesn’t take more than 5 minutes.” » Read the full article here



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