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Guy Plays High Stakes Game Of Hide And Seek With Cops At Party (27 Tweets)

This busted party ended up inspiring the most terrifying game of hide and seek that a kid can imagine. Also, what a genius! 

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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Thread Sean Flannery @SpF7975 One year ago today I played THE best game of hide and seek with the police. A thread
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    high stakes hide and seek - Facial expression - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 Okay guys buckle up and grab some snacks because this is gonna be a long story consisting of an underage party, some teens, and a mattress.
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 So where do I begin? Well a little background first. I was 18 years old when this took place. It was the summer after senior year. I was not typically labeled as a regular partygoer and only occasionally drank, but didn't like smoking. Li 44 2,001 1
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    high stakes hide and seek - Face - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 So it was a damp, misty night on June 17th, 2017. My friends and I just met a girl named Lauren who happened to be staying in our little lake town for the summer. She invited us to a party her new coworker (also named Sean oddly enough) was throwing and the 6 of us agreed to go. GIF Okay now I think I'm ready to go out.
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    high stakes hide and seek - Product - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 We roll up to this unassuming house in a suburban neighborhood and parked a block away as instructed. When we walked inside, there were a few things we noticed: 1) All of the windows covered with black tarps. 2) A huge pile of shoes. PARTY'S HERE! GIF AV
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 The host told us to take off our shoes so we didn't track in mud and who was I to argue even if I felt like I was arriving at my classmates second grade birthday party my mom made me go to. But anyways we went into the basement cause that's where the party seemed to be happening. LIVE GIF ApoeIONTAR
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    high stakes hide and seek - Face - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 The next 15 minutes we started to get krunk. But then things took a tur... GIF
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    high stakes hide and seek - Security - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 Someone shouted "the cops are here" and the partygoers frantically tried to decide whether to run or hide. Me being inexperienced at this point, decided to hide because I assumed the police had us surrounded. Well kiddos that was the wrong decision. 3/7 of my friends made it out. Stop! In the name of the law! GIF
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 This is where things get interesting. I grabbed my friend Lauren by the hand and ran to the hosts bedroom. We ran inside and this boy was following us. We made eye contact and he then winked, left, and closed the door. I'm pretty sure he thought I was trying to sleep with her? GIF ti 46 2,386
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 Well it turned out good that the boy left us alone because if more people were hiding in that room I probably would've been caught. Lauren hid behind the couch, but I got creative. Li 26 1,390 1 Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 Also, during the frantic frenzy of hiding, I grabbed my shoes because if the cops got inside they could just count the shoes and know how many people were there.
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    high stakes hide and seek - Motor vehicle - Sean Flannery@SpF7975 18 Jun 18 My hiding spot you ask? Picture a twin bed. Now picture another twin bed stacked on top of the first mattress, both with a fitted sheet. Though irrelevant, there was a comforter and pillows on top of the second mattress. GIF
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 Well now picture me flattened in between the two twin beds with my hands and feet pulling down the sheet to cover the gap that could expose my obviously three dimensional self. Don't believe me? Well... Here I am at a party hiding under a mattress cause the cops showed up
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    high stakes hide and seek - Product - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 Above the bed there was an egress window (example pictured) leading into a well covered by a bush and the original plan was to try and climb out of it, but the front door and cops were right next to it so we couldn't, but that did not stop me from leaving hand and footprints.
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    high stakes hide and seek - Cartoon - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 Well I was hiding for 20 min before someone quickly ran in to the bedroom, slammed the door, and sat on the bed directly on my head. I decided it best to stay quiet and that was smart because a second later loud knocking and "POLICE" echoed the room. GIF nicksan.tumbir.com
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 The cops came in and apprehended Lauren and the boy sitting on me and lead them upstairs. They then searched the room for others. They felt up and down the bed and looked under it, but I stayed silent and still while they unknowingly groped my body. They didn't find me. BROADWAY HOLLYWOOD CAPITOL GIF
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    high stakes hide and seek - Face - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 The police ended up finding everyone else still at the party and began breathalyzing and issuing tickets upstairs. While some cops did that, the others kept looking for stragglers. They searched the bedroom twice more in the next 45ish minutes, but still couldn't find me. GIF
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 So now I've been under a mattress for more than an hour, but my night is far from over. People were getting picked up by parents and leaving with tickets, while I was overheating, aching, and suffocating wedged between two mattresses.
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 Once most of the kids left the police then started sweeping for alcohol and other substances. I tried to count how many times they searched the room, but lost count after 6 or 7. I have never been so scared in my life.
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 Another hour and a half went by and I was still waiting for the police to leave. I thought about just giving up, but mama ain't raise no quitters and I was in WAY too deep. The next part had me shook to the core. (Me over two hours into the night)
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 The police they were for something and they were just talking. Then all of a sudden the window above the bed opened up and in plopped this female cop who landed RIGHT ON TOP came into the room and I didn't know what doing. It didn't seem like they were looking OF ME.
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 She was then saying how people must've escaped through there because there were footprints and handprints (I knew those would come in handy). She then proceeded to sit there for almost FIVE WHOLE MINUTES. I was barely breathing because I was terrified she would feel my breaths.
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery@SpF7975 18 Jun 18 Those five minutes were THE longest minutes of my life. But thankfully that was the last time they searched the room. They left and 20ish minutes later the host came in and said "they're gone you can come out". I found out later a friend told him where was via snapchat.
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 I climbed out of that mattress dripping with sweat, dehydrated, severely pained, and out of breath. The (which was clean when I first arrived) was ransacked as seen in pic #2. I was a mess and so proud, but I wasn't out of the woods yet, figuratively or literally. room
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 The host told me the police were patrolling the neighbors looking for kids that could've been from the party, but that his parents would be home in 5 min were up north at his cabin) and I had to be long (they gone. I climbed up the egress window and then I ran.
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 I was too scared to use my flashlight on my phone so I ran 2.5 miles in a pitch black, moist forest in the backwoods of WI dodging every vehicle I saw before I made it to my friends house. I finally took a deep breath of relief for the first time since my night started.(Post run) GOLDE PEARS ANCT FRUITS SKEEP CHERRIES
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery@SpF7975 18 Jun 18 So I spent the night at my friends house and then celebrated Father's Day with her Dad the next morning which is irrelevant but idc. Anyways, the outcome was that I was the only person at that party that didn't receive a ticket (my friends all got tickets probation) and were on
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    high stakes hide and seek - Text - Sean Flannery @SpF7975 18 Jun 18 And that's the time I hid from the cops for 3 hours under a mattress and ran 2.5 miles in the pitch black forest to finally get to safety. #TTI So now, a year later, I figured it was finally time to share my story. THE END.
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