I am the legal power of attorney for my brother. He has mental issues, which is the only reason I have to keep an eye on him. He is quite independent, but he needs his medicine in order to stay that way. He forgot to take it for a few days, and he ended up locking himself in his house. He would not let anyone else in, not even me. I have my own key, but he did something to the locks so it did not work. I called a 24 hour locksmith in Brisbane who already knew the situation from another time where my brother locked himself in the house away from the world.
Thankfully, the emergency locksmith was able to come out right away. He was able to get a new key for the lock that my brother had changed. Like I said, he is quite independent, and he is able to do things just like anyone else. He only changes when he is off his medicine, and he falls into a deep depression where he just wants left alone. I asked him if he would be able to get me a new key for the door since I did not think my brother would give me one for at least a few more days.
I then went through the house before going into my brother’s bedroom. I figured if he had changed the lock for the front door, he had done the same for the back door. Sure enough, that is what he did. The locksmith made me a new key for the back door too. I was so thankful that he was able to let me in through the door after getting the keys for it made, and my brother was able to get back on his meds the same night. Hopefully this does not happen again!