Elderly Woman Opens Her Window. Then This

Woman with Alzheimer's makes scary escape attempt
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2019 1:17 PM CDT

A gutsy octogenarian crawled out of her high-rise in China and scaled down 10 stories before someone hauled her back in, the New York Post reports. The woman, who apparently has Alzheimer's, escaped the 14th-floor apartment where family had locked her inside. Video shows her carrying a red bag and using metal bars of a ventilation shaft to climb down the residential building until a woman on the fourth floor pulls her in, per the Daily Mail. Firefighters were poised to put down an inflatable mattress when the woman was rescued. It's unknown whether she was injured in the attempted escape. (More Alzheimer's disease stories.)

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