This man was arrested for drug possession after locking himself in boot while searching for car keys

(Picture: Flickr/Chris F/Getty
(Picture: Flickr/Chris F/Getty

A sheriff’s deputy rescued a man from his car after he fell into the boot and became locked inside.

The Sun Sentinel reports the man was found by Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Seth Hopp around 9.30pm on Wednesday, who was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle.

The 1997 Lincoln Continental was found with all the doors open, and “a knocking coming from the closed trunk”.

After Hopp ordered whoever was knocking to “come out”, 32-year-old Rob Moore replied that he couldn’t, only emerging when Hopp opened the boot.

Moore told the officer:

He was looking for the keys to the vehicle and had accidentally fallen in the trunk while searching for the keys. The trunk then closed on top of him.

Moore was charged with marijuana possession after a pill bottle containing the drug was found in the car. He was driven home in the car by his mother.

A Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said:

Certainly these are unusual circumstances, but we have no reason to believe it happened in any way other than what he described.

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