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This Time They Took Stairs

After getting stuck on the elevator down one floor at a local bank, Cecil and Fran Miles decided they would take the stairs when they went back upstairs. (Photo by Robert Neel)After getting stuck on the elevator down one floor at a local bank, Cecil and Fran Miles decided they would take the stairs when they went back upstairs. (Photo by Robert Neel)

By Robert Neel, Reporter

Fran Miles often prays for an exciting day, and on Thursday, Aug. 28 a routine trip to a meeting of the Houston County Historical Commission turned into quite an eventful day for her and her husband, Cecil.

The couple's single story elevator ride to the basement of a local bank turned into a 20-minute adventure when it malfunctioned.

"The doors just would not open and let us out," Cecil reported.

"We pushed a button that called 911 and was told help was on its way. It took a long time to get help and we thought they may have forgotten about us," Fran said.

With help of numerous firefighters, police officers and bank employees, the couple was rescued and proceeded to the meeting.

Cecil and Fran took the stairs after the meeting adjourned saying, "We've had enough excitement for one day."