Toddler So Good At Hide-And-Seek Family Has To Call Police

A Pennsylvania toddler did such a remarkable job of hiding during a game of hide-and-seek that the family had to call police and firefighters to help find her.

Two-year-old Natalie Jasmer was playing the game with her siblings Tuesday in their Pymatuning Township home. When the family couldn't find her, parents Dennis and Michelle Jasmer called authorities.

Emergency crews and friends frantically searched the neighborhood about 70 miles northwest of Pittsburgh for about an hour.

The family's dog, Copper, finally sniffed her out. She had fallen asleep in a drawer underneath the family's washing machine.

The little girl told her family she was sorry. Hide-and-seek is now banned in the Jasmer household.


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  • by k Location: usa on Jul 12, 2009 at 08:47 AM
    THANK GOD the Ohio fire fighter who tied up and shot his dogs because he didnt want to pay to board them wasnt around!Funny how differently we look at animals when we need tham. http://www.topix.net/forum/source/columbus-dispatch/T8E9F5CTNSF3U14HO/p46#lastPost
  • by me Location: washington on Jul 10, 2009 at 12:28 PM
    Good dog!
  • by reasonable Location: NC on Jul 9, 2009 at 08:29 PM
    Yall are being silly, all you have to do is push whatever is above the drawer forward and that will move the drawer back closed....if you don't believe me try it! A drawer is on a track, it is certainly possible to close a drawer from the inside! Why try to blame those poor other children who probably feel bad enough as it is... get a life!!!!
  • by concerned mom on Jul 9, 2009 at 07:58 PM
    EXCUSE ME!!!! How did this child close the drawer??? Better have a heart to heart with the other kids.
  • by to Hmm on Jul 9, 2009 at 06:46 PM
    From story above: "Two-year-old Natalie Jasmer was playing the game with her siblings Tuesday in their Pymatuning Township home. When the family couldn't find her, parents Dennis and Michelle Jasmer called authorities."
  • by hmm on Jul 9, 2009 at 05:29 PM
    So quick to assume that someone knew where she was. You know what they say about assuming. I bet Sam is right, that she did it herself. Don't underestimate a child. It doesn't mention how old this "toddler" is either.
  • by S P Location: Jamesville on Jul 9, 2009 at 04:19 PM
    Similiar situation happen one day when it was just my youngest daughter and I at home. My neighbor and I searched high and low, yelling her name and begging her to answer. Finally called her dad (who was a cop), just before he got home from work, she came out from behind the couch because she had won. Wish she had told me we were playing. Dennis and Michelle my prayers are with you. 15 years later and the baby now 18, hoping for grandkids soon hide and seek is still now allowed in our house. And to this day when we talk about that day my heart still "stops". Still find it hard to laugh about.
  • by animama on Jul 9, 2009 at 02:14 PM
    Don't underestimate the ingenuity of a child. Parents probably didn't think to look in laundry, weren't they searching outside for her?
  • by Bet Location: Washington on Jul 9, 2009 at 01:22 PM
    I agree Bea how did she get the drawer closed? One of the kids knew. Thank God the child is safe. My child hid up in the kitchen cabinet when she were 5 from me playing hide-n-seek but thank God I searched high and low and found her before calling the police
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Jul 9, 2009 at 01:00 PM
    To a certain degree, it was funny. Io another certain degree, it was not that funny, especially for the parents. The best thing about it was there was a good ending to this. It looks like they will have to play hide and seek somewhere else. I tend to agree with Rachel about the kids probably enjoying the police action. If I have to take a guess, she may have been able to get her hands on what was above her and then slide the drawer from there gradually. I know someone that did that before when I was little.
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