Simeone asked around at work, but no one confessed to the phone blast. So she called Hawaiian Telecom, which told her all the calls came from a single line inside the facility.
"I walk around the hospital. Not the fish kitchen. Not the office. Not the viewing room. I get another call from @TMMC on my cell. I enter the laboratory. That's the line!" she tweeted.
The problem wasn’t a faulty wire or any other technical issue. It was a gecko that had found its way onto the touchscreen of a phone. The sticky toe pads of the tiny gold dust gecko would make phone calls as the lizard walked on to the phone.
Simeone said she had to send a note to all staff members and volunteers telling them what happened.
“I immediately hired the gecko,” she said.