Woman Gets Trapped in Donation Bin

An Oklahoma City woman who thought she accidentally lost a bracelet in a donation box found herself in an embarrassing situation Sunday when she tried to retrieve it herself, according to a report from KFOR.

“I came down here and was kind of was looking around, looking around, looking around and I got inside it,” she told 911. “And I have M.S. so it doesn’t take much before I start really cramping up and hurting, you know, and I can’t get out.”

Officials estimate she’d been in the hot metal bin for about two hours that morning. Fortunately she had her cell phone on her and was able to call 911.

The woman told firefighters she stood on a table to hoist herself inside the bin and even said that someone dropped off a donation while she was trapped inside.

“This lady stopped a while ago and I said ‘Excuse me, can you help me?’ and I guess I scared her so bad she sped off because she was putting something in here,” the woman told the dispatcher.

Fire officials said they are aware of people climbing inside donation bins before, sometimes to steal items and even transients seeking shelter, but that they always been able to get themselves out.

Paramedics checked out the woman at the scene but she did not need to be taken to the hospital.

Unfortunately, she did not find her bracelet.

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