Dan Hill visited a 24-Hour Fitness gym for a late night workout. Just as he finished swimming laps in the pool after midnight, he was alone in the building and its doors were locked. Shocked at the situation, he turned to Facebook for advice on what to do. While his wife suggested that he find a comfortable place to sleep, he called 911 and reported his emergency, as UPI detailed:
“So, I called dispatch and the guy pauses for like 10 seconds and says ‘You’re where?'” Hill told KTVX-TV. “And I said, ‘I’m in 24 Hour Fitness, and there’s an alarm system here and I don’t want to get busted for breaking and entering.'”
Hill took his Facebook friends on a tour of the gym while waiting for police to arrive. Officers showed up to let him out of the building just before 1 a.m.
The manager of the gym said the hours changed in December from 24 hours to 4 a.m.-midnight.
“We clearly did not do a good job of our closing procedures for this club on Saturday night and will reinforce our club procedures so that this incident doesn’t occur in the future,” the company said in a statement. “We continue to be committed to providing our members and guests with the best possible fitness experience at a great value.”
image via Dan Hill