|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.
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.