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Acupuncture Patient Abandoned With Needles In Her Back

Fri, 07/30/2010 - 5:40am

Police in Bellingham, WA got a 911 call from an acupuncture patient after she says clinic workers apparently forgot about her and locked up the office.

Police spokesman Mark Young says the 47-year-old woman told police she still had acupuncture needles in her back when she decided the clinic had closed. She told police she pulled out the needles and tried to leave but the doors were locked. Young says the woman set off motion detector alarms while trying to get out and finally called 911 for help at about 7:30 p.m.

Police responded and were able to get her out of the office. The Bellingham Herald says a call to the clinic was returned by a lawyer who declined comment.

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