Teen locks her­self in aban­doned prison

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - PAGE TWO -

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A teenage girl who slipped into an aban­doned Illinois prison for an ur­ban ad­ven­ture ended up serv­ing a short sen­tence when she ac­ci­den­tally locked her­self in­side a cell.

Illinois State Po­lice said two teen girls en­tered the Joliet Cor­rec­tional Cen­ter through a hole in its fence Mon­day.

Joliet Fire Depart­ment Bat­tal­ion Chief Mike Stromberg says the teens were ex­plor­ing the prison that’s been closed since 2002 when one of them locked her­self in­side a cell.

The other girl got fire­fight­ers to the site, and they broke through a brick wall to free her com­pan­ion.

The girl spent 45 min­utes in the cell.

The teens will face tres­pass­ing charges.

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