Friday, November 22, 2013

WOMAN PLANS TO SUE OVER ESCALATOR ENTRAPMENT

WIFE OF MAN TRAPPED ON AN ESCALATOR SAYS HUSBAND IS STILL TRAUMATIZED  DUE TO THE EFFECTS HE SUFFERED IN LAST FRIDAY'S INCIDENT AND MAY NEED TO BE HOSPITALIZED

BRIDGEPORT, Mn.

Edith Packman, the wife of Eddy Packman of Bridgeport has filed a lawsuit in district court over an incident that took place last Friday at the Big Buy department store on 7th St.  (See story in earlier edition of CHANNEL 1 NEWS) In the lawsuit she is claiming the department store is at fault for allowing it's escalator to malfunction, causing her husband to be trapped midway between floors.
"He hasn't been the same since," Mrs. Packman was quoted as saying.  "He won't use the stairs at home now and has to sleep on the love seat, which I hate. I am beside myself because I can't get him to come upstairs to bed.  I'm tired of sleeping alone and will also sue for loss of affection!" 

Edith Packman says she's beside
herself because she can't get her
husband to come upstairs to bed.
I'm starved for his  affection.
She went on to say that when he was stuck on the escalator, he was forced to hold his bladder from emptying, resulting in him biting his lower lip to the point of bleeding. "The man went through hell, both emotionally and physically!" she added, becoming visibly shaken.

Surveillance  photo of woman tampering
with the escalator electrical box.
Big Buy refused to comment due to the upcoming lawsuit, although the store manager agreed to talk under condition of  anonymity.  He told CHANNEL 1 NEWS that the Packmans come into the store quite regularly to ride the escalators and on the day the escalator malfunctioned, the store has surveillance video footage that shows Mrs. Packman tampering with an electrical box containing the escalator controls.  "This will all come out in the trail." he promised.
CHANNEL 1 NEWS will follow this story into the courtroom if necessary.  As for the escalator in question, it has carried hundreds of riders without incident since being re-started last Friday.


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