Karen Perrin spent 8 hours locked in a bathroom at her work and how she escaped might surprise you. On Dec. 11, ABC News reported Perrin's story which is taking the Internet by storm today. As previously reported, Perrin used the restroom around 10 p.m. before heading home for the night. After she did her business and washed her hands, she grabbed the handle of the door to leave... but the door didn't open.
"I thought, 'Ah! This cannot be.' It sounds crazy, but I went back into the stall and then washed my hands again hoping to change something," Perrin told ABC News.
Karen Perrin was locked in bathroom from the outside, leaving her no way to get out. The metal door was impossible to move -- so Perrin did the only thing she could think of: She started putting paper towels out into the hallway under the door but no one came by. She thought of her options and as she looked around the small room, she spotted an "escape door" in the ceiling. She stood on a chair that was in the restroom and reached up into the escape door where her hand found a 3-foot rod.
Perrin used the rod to punch a hole in the wall... little by little. After an unknown amount of time, Perrin was able to reach through the hole and open the bathroom door from the outside. Free -- and exhausted -- Perrin went home... and took a few days off of work to rest.
More on the Karen Perrin locked in bathroom story here.
© Effie Orfanides 2013