News of an NHL player locked in a bathroom is somewhat funny, especially since he was eventually rescued. According to an Oct. 7 E Canada Now report, Washington Capitals player Joel Ward, 32, was locked inside a bathroom in his hotel before a game against the Stars.
Unbelievably, Joel Ward became locked inside the bathroom stall, and he was literally unable to get out, which is always a scary feeling. Eventually, Ward turned to Twitter to plea for some help. In fact, @JRandalWard42 tweeted,
"Stuck in the washroom...someone help? #Dallasproblems #OmniHotel #Validexcuse."
Of course he got tons of funny responses from people on Twitter, but eventually help arrived, and Ward actually had to climb out of the stall using a ladder, which is crazy. It took about an hour before he was finally rescued with the help of some of his teammates.
Of the crazy NHL player locked in bathroom experience, Joel Ward said,
"I tried to come out and I flipped the switch a little bit but it wasn't really coming undone. I'm in panic mode because I realized the door wasn't going to open on me. I texted Karl [Alzner] to see if he was still around…. The latch on the inside where I was would turn but the bolt wouldn't move, I think it was stripped. The bolt was just chilling…. They got a ladder and Karl and Carly [John Carlson] pretty much carried me like a log. I sat there for 40 minutes, listening to toilet flushes all morning."
What a crazy situation! Thankfully it all ended well for the NHL player. He may need some therapy though to get over his new found fear of being stuck in a bathroom stall.