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Couple escapes assisted living facility by military Morse Code training


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 They listened and listened until the beeps and boops finally made sense. And then it was time to go.


A husband and wife briefly escaped from a secure memory unit at an assisted living facility in Lebanon last month by using military experience with Morse code to decipher and memorize the code to an electronic door lock, according to Tennessee Department of Health documents obtained through a public records request.
 

The couple, who have dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, are not identified in the state records. They went missing from Elmcroft of Lebanon for about 30 minutes on March 2 before a stranger found them walking down a road two blocks from the facility, according to the documents..........

 

 

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/health/2021/04/30/couple-escapes-assisted-living-facility-military-morse-code-training/7166012002/

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Cluttermagnet
On 5/1/2021 at 11:53 AM, securitybreach said:

 

Fascinating! Thanks, Josh. I am good with the Morse code, can picture myself

doing what the old guy did. But I think this was more like two tones together-

like a telephone keypad makes. So perhaps this also drew on native musical

ability in the guy, remembering pitches and such... This is called "DTMF"

(dual tone multi-frequency). Yeah, a little Morse like, though...

 

BTW I am wondering- was it the pajamas that gave the couple away? :rolleyes:

 

Clutter

 

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On 3/25/2022 at 11:11 AM, Cluttermagnet said:

BTW I am wondering- was it the pajamas that gave the couple away? :rolleyes:

 

An probably the slippers too. 😂

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Sad but true, I see people in stores shopping wearing pajamas and slippers who haven't escaped from assisted living. I know dress has gotten more casual but what I see people wearing in public at times, looks like they confused attire for shopping online with shopping in public.

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Whatever you do - DO NOT - search on youtube for Friday night Wally-mart shoppers. It's a sight that will be permanently burned into your memory...

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