Amari Dancy thought she chose the perfect hiding place during a game of hide and seek with her cousins while on coronavirus lockdown in her Virginia home.
The 18-year-old chose to hide in a washing machine but the game ended when she got stuck in the machine and was unable to free herself.
“We already had hid underneath the bed, in the closet, and we couldn’t go down to the basement,” Dancy told NBC News.
Medics and the Prince Williams County Department of Fire and Rescue arrived to help rescue Dancy from the machine on Sunday, according to NBC News.
The heroes removed the machine’s top and yanked Dancy out of the machine just before midnight Sunday.
“I mean it’s pretty embarrassing, but all I can do is laugh it off. I had a laugh out of it, my family had a laugh out of it, I’m OK. As long as I’m OK, that’s all that matters to me.”
Video from the rescue operation made its way to social media where Dancy became an overnight star and racked up a few hundred new followers.
“I just wanted to be out of there,” she said.
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