A TikToker got stuck in a work closet and it was quite the emotional rollercoaster

Screenwriter and lawyer Dillon White – @dadchats – knows a good story set-up when he sees one, or when he accidentally creates one.

After a slight door-furniture mishap led to him being trapped in a closet at work, he began recording the proceedings, relatively confident that he’d swiftly be rescued and have a bonus funny post for TikTok.

It didn’t quite go how he expected.


Happy weekend to everyone except whoever made door handles

♬ Mountain House – Paola Santoli

When I first started, I was like ‘This will be super funny and I’ll be in here for like 15 minutes and then when I come out, I’ll post it and it’ll be so funny’.

And now I’m sitting here going like ‘I miss that Dillon. I miss that naive Dillon, because now I’m actually creating my final memoirs.’

If you didn’t get a lump in your throat at that point, we regret to inform you that you may have a stone for a heart.

TikTok users were very amused – once they were sure he was safe.

POV you’re in the upstairs bathroom and keep hearing patty cake and Danny Boy 😂

Oh my gosh! 😳 Get some rest, water and use the bathroom. That was quite the journey you took us on.

😂😂 How do you get yourself into these situations!!!!
Careful Crow

I honestly don’t know 😭

The fact that all you had to do was push the door but instead you made this memoir is soooo on brand😭😭😭

Oh, I can’t wait to see your wife’s reaction😂😂😂

I can definitely wait.

For anyone watching this …if that happens to you, you can move the shelves, climb them, & go over the ceiling tiles to the other side of the door.
Robert McLaws

I think you’re giving the ceiling tiles too much weight bearing credit 😂

At first I was like, duh. Halfway through like, Now I’m invested. By the end I was like, What a brilliant way to get out of doing work on a Friday. 🤔

Add this to my reasons to work from home 😂

Because we can’t rule out this happening to one of you – or us – we thought we’d share this brilliant suggestion from @melissaferguson229.

Should this happen again, change the outgoing message on your voicemail to state where you are.


Dillon isn’t the only person to have been trapped but not actually trapped, which may be some comfort to him.

I had this exact experience being stuck in an elevator. It turns out I could’ve used my hands to open the doors manually. Spent 3 hours there.
Katy Carlson

Yet, we have to ask ourselves one question. Why did the handle break? Was it Dillon’s fault …or was there a sinister plot?

@dadchats The way I gasped #parentsoftiktok #dogparents #truecrime #momsoftiktok #dogmom #dogdad #funnystory #storytime #adventuresofdadandgoose ♬ Paper Birds (3 min) – Jordan Halpern Schwartz

Where was Goose leading up to this? 😂😂😂😂😂😂


If you want to keep up with the antics of Dillon – and his murderous dog – but don’t have TikTok, you can also find him on Instagram.


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Source Dillon White Image Screengrab