Corn Maze Baffles Family Of Four

Bob Connors tells the Boston Globe he designed the seven-acre maze in Danvers, Mass., so people would get lost. Apparently it worked because a family of four became completely disoriented. In a final act of desperation, they called 911 from inside the maze.

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We are deep into the season for corn mazes. You plunge into the paths cut through a corn field, like the one in Danvers, Massachusetts. Bob Connors tells the Boston Globe he designed a seven-acre maze, so people would get lost. And apparently it worked, because a family of four became disoriented. In a final act of desperation, they called 9-1-1 from inside the maze. A police officer found them about 25 feet from the street. It's MORNING EDITION.

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