Girl res­cued af­ter lock­ing her­self in safe

Albuquerque Journal - - NEW MEXICO -

Po­lice say an 11-year-old girl had to be res­cued af­ter lock­ing her­self in­side a gun safe at an Al­bu­querque ware­house store Satur­day.

Of­fi­cers quickly re­sponded to the call around 11:50 a.m. at the Costco on Eubank and South­ern SE and found store per­son­nel try­ing to open the safe, said of­fi­cer Si­mon Dro­bik, an Al­bu­querque po­lice spokesman.

Fire­fight­ers, Pop-A-Lock, and a lo­cal safe store were also dis­patched.

Dro­bik said a Costco em­ployee opened the safe around noon, and the girl was checked and cleared at the scene.

“No charges are pend­ing due to the child step­ping into the safe and clos­ing the door be­hind her,” he said, adding that the in­ci­dent serves as “a re­minder to the pub­lic to al­ways prac­tice safety around large safes.”

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