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It's their own vault: Teens partied in storage vault, arrested for drugs and alcohol, say NY State cops

Four teens in Western NY were rescued from a walk-in vault in a home that was a former law office. WIVB

Four teens who allegedly partied in this walk-in vault in a home in Falconer, N.Y. had to be freed by a locksmith, but then they were arrested on drug and alcohol charges in the wee hours of Friday morning, Aug. 16, 2013.
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(CBS/AP) FALCONER, N.Y. - Four teens who were apparently partying in a home in western New York got trapped for several hours in a walk-in vault early Friday, authorities said. The teens weren't hurt, reports CBS affiliate WIVB, but they'll face charges after authorities say they found a large quantity of alcohol and marijuana.

Police tell WIVB the home used to be a law office, and the vault was used for record storage.  They say they received a call around 1 a.m. Friday from a person reporting that four people were stuck inside the vault in the village of Falconer, about 60 miles south of Buffalo.

Rescue crews and a locksmith went to the building. The locksmith freed the teens, three females and one male, after about four hours. Police say all four were checked out at a hospital.

Officials say the teens had permission to be inside the building (but no, they weren't supposed to get locked in the vault and arrested!).

Police say charges are pending against all four, ages 18 and 19.

  • Crimesider Staff

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