Itâ€™s not a weekend retreat Harold Jones would recommend to anyone.
Jones spent 21/2 days without food, water or access to a restroom when he was accidentally locked in a secure room at the Dutchess County Courthouse Friday night.
â€œI was just going crazy in there,â€ the LaGrange man said Monday afternoon. â€œI was banging on the door so someone could hear me.â€
But no one heard Jones, 32, a janitor who works an evening shift at the Market Street courthouse and other county buildings.
He was stuck for nearly 60 hours, until a Dutchess Department of Public Works employee found him Monday morning.
Now, Dutchess officials and Occupations, Inc., the Middletown-based company through which Jones was hired, are investigating why no one realized Jones was missing.
â€œIâ€™m just thankful the gentleman wasnâ€™t hurt,â€ said Ken Monahan, a Public Works building administrator.