John Arwood, 31, and Amber Campbell, 25, got an embarrassing surprise after Police freed them from a closet at Daytona State College’s Marine and Environmental Science Center on Tuesday. The pair called for help after spending two days believing themselves to be trapped in the closet, only to realize it had been unlocked the entire time when officers arrived and opened it with ease.
After receiving Arwood’s call for help, police were able to track the signal from his cell phone to determine the couple’s exact location. Once the pair had been freed, officers on the scene struggled to understand how the couple could have possibly arrived at the conclusion that they had been trapped. They decided to investigate by sending one officer into the closet while the other remained outside. Unfortunately, not only did the door fail to produce any resistance to opening, it was discovered to not even have been outfitted with a lock.
The couple claimed they were chased into the closet on Sunday, but failed to identify by whom exactly. Along with the confused couple, police found human feces as well as crack cocaine paraphernalia inside the closet. As no drugs where actually present however, the couple where both charged merely with trespassing. Campbell was additionally charged with violating probation.
According to law enforcement, both members of the couple have a somewhat colorful background with the law. Campbell’s prior escapades include escaping a mental treatment facility in 2013 after which she proceeded to crash a car, and then escape from the back of a police vehicle.
Arword’s record goes back to 2000 and includes offenses that have resulted in his having served five different jail terms in the state of Florida. His past charges have included fleeing from police, possession of over 20 grams of marijuana, and armed burglary.