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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:53 PM

Lawyer trapped, forgotten inside San Diego-area jail

A North County lawyer is furious after being trapped and forgotten inside a local jail for hours.

Attorney Erubey Lopez spoke to NBC 7 about the ordeal for the first time Friday.

Lopez said it all began when he was trying to visit a client in jail on Tuesday. He went into a visiting room -- not knowing he would be trapped in there for hours.

Patiently waiting inside a locked visiting room, Lopez said he didn’t think anything unusual until a half hour passed and his client still hadn’t been brought down to him.

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A half-hour soon turns into an hour.

"At that time, I'm really mad, and I'm thinking, ‘How can they forget about me?’ So, I start hitting the door really loud to get someone to let me out."

Two hours go by. All the while, Lopez is screaming while pounding on the door.

He finally accepts the strong possibility that he'll be sleeping on the cold concrete floor.

"I have a sweater and a jacket, and I take off my sweater and I try to use it as a pillow," he said.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/24/17072733-lawyer-trapped-forgotten-inside-san-diego-area-jail?lite&lite=obinsite

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Reply Lawyer trapped, forgotten inside San Diego-area jail (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 OP
Wait Wut Feb 2013 #1
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #2
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #6
hfojvt Feb 2013 #3
Gorp Feb 2013 #4
greytdemocrat Feb 2013 #5
Gorp Feb 2013 #7
tblue37 Feb 2013 #8

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:03 PM

1. If I need a lawyer...

...I'm calling this guy. He's remarkably calm. I'd be throwing epic tantrums and there would be no question of a lawsuit.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:05 PM

2. Why do I get this feeling that since he was a lawyer,

they locked him up intentionally?

A good number of lawyers should be!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:33 PM

6. Maybe not the best move. Locking up a lawyer like this could end up costing the

county a shitload of money.

BTW, only the lawyers not representing you should be!!


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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:06 PM

3. "he was locked inside a room, without a door"

"his innocence, he's suffered for
in a world of black and white
they were wrong and he was right ..."

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:14 PM

4. Somehow that just seems fitting.

 

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Response to Gorp (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:32 PM

5. That's what I was thinking...

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Response to greytdemocrat (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:34 PM

7. I trust you know the one about the lawyer who went to Heaven.

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:37 PM

8. He SHOULD sue. They need to be made to learn. Until

they suffer for not having safety arrangements in place, nothing will be done about the lapses.

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