Sunday, 29. March 2015
04. 07. 14. - 13:15
A man who took his laptop into the toilet at a hotel so he could read Facebook was rescued after he was able to post a 'help I'm trapped in the toilet' message on the social networking site.
As a result of the message friends of Roland Fuchs, 25, started calling the hotel reception to tell them that one of their guests was trapped in the toilet.
At first staff at the posh Hotel Podzamcze in Stettin, in the southern Austrian province of Carinthia, said they didn't believe the callers but after one of the man's pals insisted – they finally sent a staff member to check.
And after using a passkey to get into the man's room, he confirmed that he was trapped in the toilet. It then took more than 30 minutes for a locksmith to be dispatched to the hotel and another 45 minutes before he could fix the lock so that the door could be opened.
The young man said: "I didn't have my mobile phone with me but fortunately I'd taken my laptop, I suppose I could have sent an email but Facebook seems to be the best way to get the message out there quickly because if you post something you always get the like pretty quickly, so I figured someone would probably see it within a few seconds."
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