A Florida man (and a woman) thought they were trapped in a Daytona State College closet for two days until police let them out Tuesday – and found out the two could have opened the door themselves.
John Arwood, 31, and Amber Campbell, 25, claimed they were chased into the closet on Sunday, Daytona Beach police said.
After two days in a Marine and Environmental Science Center janitor’s closet, where police found human feces and copper scouring pads sometimes used to smoke crack, Arwood called 911 from his cell phone, police said.
Officers tracked his phone’s location and let him and Campbell out. It’s unclear why Arwood didn’t call 911 until Tuesday.
A police officer, trying to figure out how the two could have gotten locked in, went into the closet and closed the door, police said. The door did not lock.
Officers did not find drugs in the closet, police said.
Arwood and Campbell were charged with trespassing. Campbell was also charged with violating her probation, which she was given after resisting arrest in 2013.
Arwood’s criminal record includes five prior jail sentences in Florida since 2000 for offenses including armed burglary, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, and fleeing law enforcement.