Veteran says he was locked in VA clinic

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:17 AM
Last updated 10:04 PM
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DELTONA, Fla. — A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran’s Administration.

Jeffrey Duck told WKMG he arrived as a “walk in” patient at the clinic around 1 p.m. Monday and sat in a consultation room for more than three hours before realizing he was alone in the building.

Duck says he was worried he’d be accused of trying to steal something so he took cellphone video of himself walking around the lobby.

That set off the alarm.

So, he called 911.

The Veteran’s Administration issued an apology to Duck on Tuesday and said they are reviewing their closing procedures.

Duck says he isn’t angry, just disappointed.

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KSL 07/23/14 - 10:49 am
Is one of their procedures

Is one of their procedures closing at 4:00?

Sweet son
Sweet son 07/23/14 - 12:20 pm
What a guy to worry about being accussed of stealing

something! The only thing I would have done is simply leave and let the operators try to figure out the alarm. In the meantime I would have called the police and just let them know what had happened.

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