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Washington Capitals’ Joel Ward uses Twitter to escape locked hotel bathroom

I have a lot of concerns in life. One would be getting stuck in an elevator. Another would be getting stuck in a public restroom.

I’m thinking Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward now shares my fear.

The Caps forward, who was recently in Dallas to take on the Stars ran into a bit of a problem during a momentary pit stop in an Omni Hotel bathroom. He couldn’t get out. So like any self-respecting athlete who was stuck in a hotel loo, he fired up his Twitter application and begged for assistance.

Of course, his cries for help not only alerted hotel staff, but also teammates who decided they’d have a little fun and document the ‘rescue’:

Now, I’m no gymnast by any stretch, but, I’m thinking Ward could have crawled through the top entry if need be (though it might have been a bit painful) though, I’d probably have asked for help first as well.

Unfortunately for Ward, pretty sure his teammates are going to have fun with this, say like Alex Ovechkin:

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