Locking and Popping, a Deadbolt Must Go

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

Pedestrian on Bedford Ave

The hole in the door, exposed for the light outside

The hole in the door, exposed for the light outside

The hole in the door, exposed for the light inside

The hole in the door, exposed for the light inside

January 4, 2014

Last night I had to disassemble the deadbolt in our building's front door. The bolt would not retract. This, I thought, was mechanical failure as a result of frozen water getting in the mechanism, or metal contracting (because of science) at a temperature near 10 degrees Farenheit.

My roommate's friend was unable to enter and I was unable to leave until I took whole whole mechanism apart and unfucked the bolt from the slot in which it was wedged dead. I left the hardware on the hallway floor and a hole in the door. I took photos through that hole this morning, observing the stoop across the street at 155 Bedford Ave.

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