My roommate, Nancy Conrad, made it here easily too. This morning Nancy was to show a dog in sweeps at eight a.m. As she got ready to leave the room, she couldn't get out!
It seems that when she closed the safety latch last night, it wedged shut. We couldn't get it to budge. We worked it back and forth several times. Nancy finally got frustrated and broke the latch.
The moral of the story is: Don't mess with Nancy!