OREM — A woman who locked herself in her car had to have police respond and instruct her to manually flip the switch herself to get out.

The woman called police Friday afternoon to report that her battery had died and she was locked in her car, said Orem Police Lt. Doug Edwards.

The officers responded, but the woman couldn't get the windows down and wasn't able to understand them as they tried to talk with her, Edwards said.

She finally instructed the police to call her on her cell phone.

They did and were able to tell her to unlock the door by using the slide lock mechanism on the inside door panel to open the door — even though the electronic door unlock button didn't work, Edwards said.