Man breaks into escape room, panics and calls 911 FOUR times for help when he gets trapped inside

Mail Online | 7/11/2018 | Minyvonne Burke For
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A burglar called police several times on Sunday when he broke into a Washington state escape room - and couldn't figure out how to escape.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office said Rye D. Wardlaw called 911 four times early Sunday morning when he found himself trapped inside the Northwest Escape Experience in Vancouver.

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During one of the calls, Wardlaw told the dispatcher that he was hiding in the escape room because his house was being burglarized, the Daily News reports.

Wardlaw, 40, gave the 911 operator an address to the home he said was his but police quickly realized it was a phony address. Deputies traced the call back to the Northwest Escape Experience.

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Surveillance video from inside the business shows two deputies checking the various escape rooms for signs of Wardlaw, but he had figured a way out by the time they arrived.

He was arrested a short while later when deputies found him walking through the strip mall holding a cellphone he had swiped from the front desk of the business.

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Wardlaw initially denied being inside the escape room but later confessed telling police that he was homeless and had no place to go.

Tamara Bertrand, who owns the business with her husband Rob, told the that Wardlaw first tried to break in through the back door but broke the handle and couldn't get it open.

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That's when he found an electrical room attached to the escape room and broke into...
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