Woman tweets for help after cats lock her in bedroom


Remember Lux, the cat that had such a violent meltdown that his family called 911 from their bedroom, asking for rescue because the cat would not let them escape?

Well, this isn’t quite a copycat case, but one French woman was temporarily inconvenienced when her cats managed to dismantle her bedroom door handle.

So my cats knocked the handle off my bedroom door and I'm locked in my bedroom now. Nothing left to try but to Tweet this drama.

— Claire Berlinski (@ClaireBerlinski) June 25, 2014

Their mischievous actions left journalist Claire Berlinski trapped in her bedroom for about five hours, but she somehow managed to maintain her sense of humor.

After tweeting her predicament, her followers offered helpful suggestions. Berlinski tried using a coat hanger, a nail file and credit card and even attempted to kick down the door, but was unable to free herself. It appeared that the lock itself was stuck and after consulting with her father, Berlinski was forced to call a locksmith.

This here is what the problem looks like. pic.twitter.com/8ocscidruo

— Claire Berlinski (@ClaireBerlinski) June 25, 2014

At one point, Berlinski tweeted that the cats were meowing and pawing at the door, because they wanted to be let inside.

The locksmith finally shows up and after much drilling and great expense, Berlinski tweeted that she was free.

When asked about the condition of the cats, she said they were fine, just a bit miffed that their breakfast was late.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in News

Couple arrested, accused of letting 9-year-old smoke marijuana, making him shoplift 
Couple arrested, accused of letting 9-year-old smoke marijuana, making him shoplift 

A couple in Rogers County is has been arrested Wednesday after being accused of allowing their 9-year-old son to smoke pot and making him shoplift. According to an affidavit, Kimberly Broyles, 45, and Michael Whitaker, 40, allowed their son to smoke marijuana in their presence.  The affidavit was prompted by a child abuse complaint from a self-proclaimed...
Tensing decision will be a challenge for community, experts say

Two area experts agreed with the decision by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters this week to not pursue a new trial against former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing. Deters said it was his decision alone not to try Tensing again after two hung juries on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges for killing black motorist Sam Dubose, 43...
Cat weighing over 30 pounds big hit at North Carolina animal shelter
Cat weighing over 30 pounds big hit at North Carolina animal shelter

A fat cat is living the sweet life at the Chatham County Animal Shelter in Pittsboro, North Carolina, and getting attention from the public because of his size. The stray weighs 31.4 pounds and is too large to fit in a kennel like other cats at the shelter, so he received special accommodations from the staff. “He loves sleeping in our cabinet...
Rodents fell from ceiling of Dallas Chipotle, customers say
Rodents fell from ceiling of Dallas Chipotle, customers say

Chipotle faced a public relations meltdown early this week when customers fell ill after eating at a location in Sterling, Virginia. In what is only the latest in a string of incidents, Chipotle was forced to close that branch. The grills in Sterling were barely cold, when a Chipotle in Dallas caught public attention when a video surfaced of rodents...
Springfield fire cadets train in the hot seat
Springfield fire cadets train in the hot seat

With humid air and temperatures soaring into the 90s, it’s even more important to stay hydrated. That especially goes for firefighters who battle scorching blazes while wearing heavy protective suits, helmets and more than 50 pounds of gear on the job. The Springfield Fire Rescue Division’s latest class of cadets is finding this out firsthand...
More Stories