Man Gets Locked Inside Gym After Employees 'Close Doors And Go Home'

Henrietta Strickland
January 18, 2020

This past weekend, Dan Hill chose to go for a late-night swim at his gym, which is a 24 Hour Fitness in Sandy, Utah and ended up with the whole place to himself.

Unsure what to do, and fearing that he might trigger an alarm by opening any doors and be mistaken for an intruder, Hill made a decision to call the police.

Hill had been unaware that despite the name of the gym, the opening hours for 24 Hour Fitness actually changed last month. They told me they'd call me back.

He said: "First of all the person answering the phone said "you're where?' and I said "I'm at the 24 Hour Fitness". In addition to this, Hill told dispatch that he was at 24 Hour Fitness, adding that he did not want to activate any alarm in order to not get busted for breaking and entering.

As he waited, Hill posted on Facebook about being locked inside the gym.

Dan Hill said he visited the Sandy gym for a late workout on Saturday and swam laps in the pool on Sunday after midnight to find that he was alone in the building and the doors were locked.

"They went into about three or four poses trying to figure out what was best", Mr Hill said.

Hill said he had called his wife, who suggested that he "found a comfortable place to sleep".

"I just thought it was kind of amusing at the start. I have this gym to myself", he said.

Eventually, Dan was set free, thanks to Sandy Police.

Thankfully, Hill wasn't trapped inside for too long, and posted an update at 12.56am to say he'd been let out with the help of three friendly police officers, who he took a snap with. He posted the picture below after he was free from 24 Hour Fitness.

"So I've felt bad about any poor publicity I may have caused", he began the Facebook post, apologizing to the gym for any negative media.

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