Getting stuck in an elevator with the Police Chief

BRIDGEPORT — If you ever get stuck in an elevator, hope you end up with really fun people. That’s what happened to me last night.

I was at the University of Bridgeport’s Arnold Bernhardt Arts and Humanities Center attending the Bridgeport Housing Authority’s annual meeting. When the event was over, nine of us — including Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph Gaudett — packed into the 9th floor elevator only to have it get stuck somewhere between the 8th and 7th floors!

Luckily the people in the elevator were super funny and we were only in there for a few minutes. In that time several people called their family members to tell them they were stuck in an elevator…everybody threw in the fact that the police chief was in there too.

The chief called for help on his cell and we also pressed the call help on the elevator panel. Within minutes, the Bridgeport Fire Department was there to help. As a journalist, I just had to capture the action!

Keila Torres Ocasio