I seem to have locked my keys in my car for the first time in my life.

Anyone have any options I should try before resorting to hiring a locksmith? The only time I’ve been close to such a situation was when Corey locked the keys in Paloma and shattered the window trying to pry his way in. So I’m sort of shaky on trying such things when I don’t know what the hell I’m doing.

Thank you!

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  1. If you can get the window down even a tiny bit, your best bet is to try using a coat hanger.

    Though if you have power windows, that’s not really an option.

  2. I think the fellow who lives across the court from us is a locksmith. He drives a black Lock Hawk truck. You might see if you can find him today if you can’t get your keys out.

    I’m so sorry!

  3. The last time I did that, my friend and I just found the sketchiest bar within walking distance, and pleaded for help, assuming someone there would have significantly better breaking-into-car skills than we. It worked. 🙂

  4. A friend of dubious nature once gave me a hands-on lesson about it. If you can find thin, flexy sheet metal, and cut it into a hooked shape on the end, most cars can be picked by sliding that down between the window and weather stripping. If you need the metal, I have some that might work.

    There’s some bar in there that runs between the handle and the lock that can be pulled on.

    Also… don’t use a tire iron >_>

  5. Find a friend who has AAA.

    They don’t check the ownership of the car, plus, it can be used for any car the member is riding in.

  6. hi. i was at the spoon the other night with some weird people sitting awkwardly as the 3rd wheel at a two-person table and you were our server. i found your journal through riley’s.

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