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Alarm clock stuck inside wall for 13 years goes off every day

PITTSBURGH — Every day. The alarm clock stuck inside the wall continues to ring.

Since September 2004, an alarm clock hidden inside the wall of a home near Pittsburgh goes off every evening.

But why? Well, the homeowner has himself to blame.

Jerry Lynn told KDKA he tied the clock to a string, set it to go off 10 minutes later and lowered it down an air vent to help him find the spot to drill for a television wire.

Soon after he lowered the clock, the string broke and the clock fell inside the wall.

“I thought, well, that’s not a real problem,” Lynn said. “You know it’s still going to go off. And it did.”

During daylight saving time, the clock goes off every day at 7:50 p.m. (6:50 p.m. during standard time).

Maybe Lynn will soon find the time to locate the clock and finally silence the alarm.