The Huffington Post Laura Hibbard First Posted: 10/29/11 01:05 PM ET Updated: 10/29/11 01:05 PM ET
Mark and Marcia Rosenthal thought they signed up for an afternoon of apple picking, but what they got was a search-and-rescue mission, ABC News reported.
According to the report, the couple walked too far from their vehicle at the Honey Pot Orchard in Stow, Mass. When night came and they still had not found their way back, the couple got scared and called 911.
According to the farm’s owner, the two wandered too from their parked car and, as night began to fall, they became frightened that they wouldn’t be able to find their way back. The Rosenthals called the orchard’s main line, but when no one answered, they called 911.
The two had previously called the owners of the orchard, but nobody answered, WCVB reported.
"Sorry about this. We feel like idiots," Mark Rosenthal told the 911 dispatcher, according to the station. "We've been walking for hours, and we just want to get out of here."
Police arrived at the orchard and informed Julie Martin-Sullivan, co-owner of the business, of the problem. Martin-Sullivan sent her brother to pick up the stranded apple pickers, and according to ABC, joked that they would not be letting them in to the hedge maze.
This is the second time in a month that someone has called the police after getting lost in Massachusetts' fall festivities. Earlier this month a family called 911 after they couldn't find their wait out of a corn maze in Danvers, Mass.
According to the Danvers Herald, officers found the family after 9 minutes of entering the maze.