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Stuck in an Elevator for 3 Days

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by fermentor666, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    This totally sucks:


    N.Y. deliveryman stuck in elevator for 3 days
    Chinese immigrant hospitalized for dehydrationThe Associated Press
    Updated: 5:53 p.m. ET April 5, 2005NEW YORK - Ming Kuang Chen was written off after vanishing Friday night while making a delivery for Happy Dragon restaurant at a high-rise apartment building.

    As police conducted a massive search and days passed, speculation grew that the 35-year-old Chen was the victim of armed bandits or some other urban horror in the Bronx borough.

    But more than three days later, the deliveryman emerged with a mean thirst and a tale of survival: He had been stuck by himself in an elevator the whole time, without food or water. He was pulled out at about 5 a.m. Tuesday — 80 hours later — by firefighters responding to a security officer’s call for help from the high-rise.

    “Thanks for everyone caring about me,” Chen said afterward in an interview with ETTV, a Taiwan-based news network. “I’m fine now.”

    Chen — an undocumented immigrant from the Fujian Province in southeastern China who speaks mostly Mandarin — apparently tried to tell rescuers how long he had been trapped by circling his watch dial with his finger numerous times, said Charlie Markey, a Fire Department spokesman.

    Meal was delivered.

    The deliveryman was given water at the scene before being treated for minor dehydration. “He was in very good condition,” said Montefiore Medical Center spokesman Steve Osborne. He had no food with him in the elevator, having delivered his last meal.

    On Tuesday, authorities — who conducted a door-to-door canvass of the apartment complex over the weekend looking for Chen — were questioning why police officers and the building’s private security force found no sign of Chen, who claimed he had repeatedly cried out and pushed an alarm button in the elevator.

    “I tried to knock (down) the door and kept screaming for help, but no response,” Chen said in the television interview. “During the time I was stuck in the elevator, I just kept sleeping because I don’t know what else to do.”

    Chen was last seen about 8:30 p.m. Friday after making three deliveries at the same apartment complex in the Bedford Park neighborhood. He later told police through a translator that he had entered an elevator on the 32nd floor of a 38-story building when it plunged down and became stuck between the third and fourth floors.

    An investigation on Tuesday determined that the security camera and alarm system in the elevator were working. But security officers told police they didn’t hear or see Chen until security workers responded to his calls early Tuesday. Chen said his pleas using the intercom were answered, but that the language barrier was too great.

    Even maintenance workers who were called to check out the disabled elevator on Monday missed Chen, police said.

    Those questions aside, Mayor Michael Bloomberg marveled at Chen’s good luck.

    “If they were there and they searched and they didn’t find him, thank God it turned out that he’s OK,” the mayor said. “I think we should all be thankful that the man’s alive.”

    © 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


    First, the maintenance guys and the people answering the intercom were lazy cocksuckers. I can't believe they didn't think to actually CHECK THE ELEVATOR.

    Second, if I was that guy, sleep would be a big thing, I also thing that I would masturbate a couple of times, particularly after the 1st full day of being stuck in an elevator. Then I would start to consider drinking my own piss. Yeah, there's not much else you could do, I guess. Maybe start singing "Love in an Elevator" by Aerosmith.
  2. caffeine

    caffeine Member

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  3. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 3,352 Likes Received: 35
    dude, that fucking sucks. after about 4 hours if nobody came, i would start freaking out. i'd probably try to pull some mission impossible shit and climb uptop of the elevator and shimmy my way down.
  4. Neskoner

    Neskoner New Jack

    Joined: Jan 6, 2003 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 1
    he owed someone money..ran off for two days and came back with a super retarded plan soo he would be on th news...
    Or im completely wrong and just being a goof.Sucks for him,i would had made as much noise possible..

    TURBOCAPSLOK Elite Member

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  6. azert

    azert Senior Member

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    ^^He wouldn't of had very much with nothing to eat and drink. But seriously, the language barrier was too great to say "I'm stuck" Why the hell is he in America?
  7. WhiteOx

    WhiteOx Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 4, 2003 Messages: 3,691 Likes Received: 0
    I assume somewhere in the elvevator no?
  8. Carnage159

    Carnage159 New Jack

    Joined: Jan 17, 2005 Messages: 21 Likes Received: 0
    stuck in an elevator? i'd sleep
  9. mullet

    mullet Banned

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004 Messages: 614 Likes Received: 1
    :haha: :haha:
    But seriously
    if he was carrying a one of those heat-bags they deliver food in......I would straight out do it in there..
  10. RoboThruster

    RoboThruster Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2004 Messages: 313 Likes Received: 0
    Funnily enough, this was the first thing that popped into my head when I read this threads tittle.

    PUMPKIN ESCOBAR Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2004 Messages: 2,443 Likes Received: 34
    I got stuck in an elevator for a half hour with 18 people and I thought that sucked. I'd probably freak out after a few hours..and scream really loudly and kick the walls.
  12. 8onus

    8onus Banned

    Joined: Apr 18, 2004 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 1
    its building code in all 50 states that any elevator must have an escape hatch...so thats what i would have done.if i had to stay i would drink my own piss(i posted in usless info thread before) you can drink 3 times over before it becomes toxic. i also would poop in the heat bag if i had one...if not, in my shoes.
    i would smoke cigarettes in hopes it would set off the fire alarm.
    i would kill time by masturbating, a lot.
    i would carve random pictures in to the wall with my keys.
    more masturbation (perfect cure for boardom)
  13. bobthebuilder

    bobthebuilder Member

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    Id have a tough time, im semi-claustrophobic
  14. fatalist

    fatalist Dirty Dozen Crew

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
  15. Im Broke

    Im Broke Senior Member

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