When the weather is bad, plastic doors have a reputation for cracking and leaking.
And it seems that’s what happened to a woman in Germany who got trapped inside one of the doors at a house she bought in the town of Graz last month.
The door was left open for four days, before the German government said it would close the doors.
The owner, Joachim Stroeber, told local media that the door had been left open since the day she bought it.
“There were holes drilled in the plastic to allow the light to pass through and that’s why the door was not fully sealed,” he said.
“The door has not been opened for a week and a half, and I’m afraid the light will not get through the hole.”
Stroeberger said he was hoping the government would take measures to prevent such incidents in the future.
“I have to say that I am very concerned,” he added.
“If it happens again I will open the door.
I am not going to let anyone in.”
A spokesman for the German Interior Ministry said it was “extremely concerned” about the issue, and that it was taking the matter “very seriously”.
“The Ministry of Interior is monitoring this incident very closely and is taking the issue very seriously,” the spokesman said.
In an article for the BBC News website, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, the Daily Mail, said it had been forced to delete a story on its website after it ran an article on the issue.
The paper said it deleted the story after the local government said the story could be considered “disgusting”.
In an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel, Stroebery said that he had only noticed the door “twisting” when he was on his way home from work, but he said he had never had any problems with the door in the first place.
“It’s quite easy to open the doors,” he told the magazine.
“You just turn the knob.
You just push it and the door opens.
You can go into the bedroom or into the living room, you can open the bathroom, or the kitchen.
You don’t have to push it.
You only have to turn it.
It’s very easy.”
He said he hoped the issue would “not happen again”.
The local government’s spokesman told the local Welt newspaper that it had taken the matter seriously.
“We will look into it,” the spokesperson said.