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OKC woman gets stuck in donation bin

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Jun 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-24 12:22:09-04

An Oklahoma City woman had to be rescued from a clothing donation bin Sunday, according to KFOR.

The woman reportedly told an OKC fire dispatcher that she had dropped off several bags of clothes at the donation box on Saturday night.

When she got home, she realized she was missing a sentimental tennis bracelet that belonged to her deceased mother.

After searching her home and car, the woman realized the bracelet must be in the donation box.

On Sunday morning at daybreak, the woman went back to the donation box.

“I came down here and was kind of was looking around, looking around, looking around and I got inside it,” she told the fire dispatcher. “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.”

The police chief spoke to KFOR saying, “I kind of presume that she got a little dehydrated. Apparently she was in there about two hours this morning and even in the morning light hours, it would still be very hot. It was a metal bin.”

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

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

Unfortunately, she did not find her bracelet.