Locked in the penalty … stall?

Well, you know what coffee does to you in the morning, right after breakfast. It’s time to go, um, read for a little while.

This natural and not-at-all embarrassing physical process happened to Washington Capitals winger Joel Ward at the Omni Hotel in Dallas. Ward was having breakfast with his teammates, and left to find a stall. But the stall wouldn’t let him out. The lock was stuck, and Ward was too.


"I tried to come out and I flipped the switch a little bit but it wasn’t really coming undone,” Ward told the Washington Post.

Naturally, his teammates thought this was hilarious. The came in to investigate, as did hotel staff.

But nobody could fix it, and Ward had to be lifted out of the stall like a sack of garden soil.



Rough day on the pot.