Originally Posted by Roxy_loves_CJ
Here is what I think happened. The 14 year old is the stepfathers son. The stepfather said there is more to this story than you know. So my thing is either the boy told him what happened or he put the boy up to something. A large capacity washer like that doesnt magically just start running, and a door that heavy that has to be broken with a large rock cant be shut from the inside. Something is fishy. I am sure when they watch the security tapes they will see what really happened.
There are still no updates. I agree that something is very fishy, and find the father's statements disturbing. Here's what a representative of the washer manufacturer said: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...062202371.html
"Sheffield said an engineer from the washing machine's manufacturer, Pellerin Milnor Corp. of Louisiana, came to town yesterday to determine whether the machine was malfunctioning.
Jim Moran, the company's general counsel, said the washing machine door locks airtight when money is inserted and the door is shut -- and can be closed only from the outside. The door does not open until a cycle is complete, he said, to prevent people from sticking their arms inside the fast-moving cylinder.
"It would be extremely difficult for a little girl to crawl into the machine and would be impossible for her to close the door by herself since there's no place to grab it from the inside," Moran said. "Someone else would have had to close the door. It doesn't close gently. You've got to close it hard."'