Couple Get Lost in Corn Maze, Call 911

'I'm really scared. It's dark and we've got a 3-week-old,' says frantic mom
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 12, 2011 2:08 AM CDT
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(Newser) – What fun: Halloween corn mazes. Except it wasn't for one zany Massachusetts couple who became so hopelessly lost in the stalks that they called 911 for help. The mom and dad wandered in the maze north of Boston for well over an hour with their infant. As the place shut down and darkness and bugs descended, they reached for their cell phone. "I'm stuck at Connors Farm. I'm really scared. It's really dark and we've got a 3-week-old," the frantic mom told a police dispatcher. "I don't know what made us do this. Oh, my goodness. The mosquitoes are eating us alive, and I never took my daughter out, this is the first time. Never again. This is embarrassing."

Her husband added: "I can see lights over there, but we can't get there. We're smack in the middle of the corn field." By the time the call was over, police dogs had found the family, reports the Los Angeles Times. The average corn maze designed by the company that set up the Connors' puzzler is 8-10 acres, and usually takes about 45 minutes to negotiate—although the Connors website warns people that they must enter at least an hour before closing time. A spokeswoman for the design firm said it's the first time she's ever heard of police rescuing anyone from a maze.

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