How to replace your security door hinge
Posted On July 7, 2021
HANOVER, N.J. (AP) If you’re going to have to open your door or leave your car, it might as well have the door lock to prevent thieves from gaining entry.
That’s what happened to an elderly woman who had the door locked for nearly three decades.
The woman, who gave only her first name, said the lock was missing, but when she took it out, it was missing as well.
Her husband, a retired federal contractor, told The Associated Press she was shocked.
He said he found the door with a pair of pliers and a pair the woman had used to open it.
The couple moved into their new home, about 30 minutes away, when they heard thieves were breaking in.
She said she didn’t even have the key to unlock the door.
When she finally went to the garage door to unlock it, she discovered the lock had been replaced with a fake one.
The man said he went to his neighbor’s house to replace the lock, but the locksmith told him that wasn’t possible because the owner had died.
He said he contacted the state Department of Environmental Protection and they sent him a replacement.
The agency told the AP it had been in contact with the man, and was investigating.
The department said the locks and key were in good working order, and that the department has no record of anyone being denied service because of a missing door.
The replacement locks are not available on the DEO’s website.
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