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Man Locked Inside Gym Gets Banned for Life

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An honest mistake seems to have resulted in one Massachusetts man losing his gym membership privileges — for life.

According to Boston CBS affiliate WBZ, Kevin Almeida was sitting in a hot tub at the Saugus, Mass., LA Fitness on Sunday night when the lights suddenly went off. Almeida claims he thought the facility closed at 11 p.m., when it actually closed at 8. Once Almeida realized what happened, the fitness center was dark and the doors were chained from the outside.

Almeida took to Snapchat to ask for help. You can view video of his experience below (some explicit language).

Almeida said that he didn’t want to “create a fuss” by calling police, so he went a more informal route. Ultimately, Almeida let himself out via an emergency exit, setting off an alarm. Saugus police said Almeida called them at around the same time he left the facility, around 9:30 p.m.

Almeida told WBZ that as a result of the incident, LA Fitness had banned him for life.

Some gym members thought the ban was unfair, claiming that LA Fitness ought to have performed a sweep of the facility before locking up.

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