- Associated Press - Monday, March 11, 2019

POMONA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California homeless woman has been rescued after being locked inside a rail car for several days.

Pomona police say officers responding to a 911 call on Sunday began a search and found the woman in about 30 minutes.

A police statement says the woman and a man had been living in the rail car for a week.

On Wednesday, she gave the man money to buy food and drugs, and he intentionally locked the door as he left.

Police say the woman’s cell phone didn’t function properly until she was able to call 911 around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

The woman was taken to a hospital for examination, and detectives opened a false imprisonment investigation.

Police also removed another person from a rail car was set up for living.

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