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A Woman Got Stuck In An Elevator For An Entire Weekend In A $20 Million NYC Townhouse

This is nightmare fuel.

Last updated on January 28, 2019, at 4:59 p.m. ET

Posted on January 28, 2019, at 12:20 p.m. ET

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Firefighters in New York City rescued a woman on Monday morning who had been trapped in an elevator in a $20 million townhouse since Friday.

A spokesperson for the FDNY told BuzzFeed News the woman was passed off to EMS in good condition. He had no other information about the woman or her condition.

The woman was identified by ABC News as 53-year-old Marites Fortaliza, a housekeeper for the homeowners who lives in Queens.

Authorities told ABC News Fortaliza was alone in the home when she became trapped, and didn't have a cell phone with her.

Firefighters responded to the townhouse at 48 E. 65th St. on New York's Upper East side after getting a call around 10:10 am that a person was stuck.

When firefighters arrived, they found the person stuck in an elevator between the second and third floor. They were able to "force the door structure" to gain access to the elevator and rescue the woman.

The spokesperson said he was unsure who made the call that led to the woman's rescue.

The townhouse near Central Park is worth an estimated $20 million, according to Zillow. It previously sold in 1999 for $8 million.

The home is owned by Warren Stephens, the owner of Stephens Inc. The company is based in Little Rock.

In a statement to ABC News, the company said "the employee involved has been a valued member of the Stephens extended family for 18 years.

"The Stephens family is relieved and thankful that she is doing well in the hospital," it read. "A Stephens family member accompanied her to the hospital this morning and remains at her side. The cause of this unfortunate incident is being investigated and appropriate measures will be taken to ensure that something like this never happens again."

UPDATE: An alleged neighbor has decided to share his opinion on the woman's plight...and it is something.

On @NY1: 53 y/o housekeeper trapped in billionaire's townhouse elevator for 3 days. Rich UES neighbor: "humans can last 72hrs w/o water... what she went thru isnt anywhere close to human endurance, but its beyond what we're used to be bc we've lost touch w our... strength." 🤯

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