Company Removes Beeping Alarm Clock in Wall Vent Since 2004

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ROSS, Pa. (AP) — A heating contractor has removed a beeping alarm clock that’s been inside a Pennsylvania family’s wall vent for nearly 14 years.

Keith Andreen and Dawn Michelucci of Low-Cost Heating and Air Conditioning saw the story on KDKA-TV last month, so they went to the Ross Township home and removed the clock this week.

Homeowner Jerry Lynn tells KDKA he tied the battery-operated clock to a string in September 2004 and lowered it inside the wall so the beeping alarm would pinpoint the spot he needed to drill for a TV cable. But the clock fell off the string and has been beeping at 6:50 p.m. or 7:50 p.m. each day, depending on whether it’s Daylight Savings Time.

The contractors removed the clock through a garage vent.

A corroded battery was still powering the travel clock.