An Altus woman went to her storage shed Saturday evening around 5 p.m. to get an extension cord when the wind slammed the door shut, locking her in for several hours.
The woman told the Altus Times that she banged on the door and called out for help, but no one came to her rescue until 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
“It was cold,” she said. “I found some old towels to use to try and stay warm.” Although the woman said the shed had electricity, there was no heat. “I did find a radio, but could never find out what time it was.” She added, “When I could tell it was morning, I started banging on the door again.”
The woman said a neighbor across the alley from her had heard the banging, but couldn’t find who was doing it at first. “When I heard the gate open, I was so thankful. My neighbor got me out, and I was able to get back in the house.”
Although police and EMS were called to the scene, the woman said she didn’t need medical attention. “I am grateful to the policeman who took the one-way latch off of my shed and put a regular latch on it for me,” she added.