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Toddler Gets Locked in Bank Vault

But she's safe after locksmith cracks it in four hours
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2011 2:35 PM CST
Toddler Bank Vault: Atlanta 14-Month-Old Gets Locked Inside for Four Hours Before Rescue
File photo: The door to the bank vault at a Wells Fargo bank in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Scary story, happy ending: A 14-month-old girl visiting grandma at work couldn't resist toddling into an open vault at the Atlanta bank. An unwitting employee shut the door behind her, and nobody could open it because of the time-released lock, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. As rescue workers pumped fresh air into the vents and the girl cried, police finally found a locksmith trained to crack the lock. It took him four hours, but the little girl was finally reunited with her family with nothing more serious than a soiled diaper.

"That was one of the better moments I've ever witnessed," said the police chief of the reunion. Click for more. (More bank stories.)

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