What if you accidentally left a record playing on your turntable before you left for the long weekend?

As he prepared to leave the house, he put his treasured copy of Nirvana’s Unplugged on the turntable–and forgot about it. I look closer and its stuck on track seven, “Polly,” And its got vinyl dust lining both sides of the groove (pictures don’t do it justice as this was post wipe). Good thing it wasn’t a copy of the Sex Pistols “God Save the Queen” on A&M. We were listening to Nirvana Unplugged while playing Hot Wheels and mini hockey sticks with the kids in the basement. So it just sat in an endless loop for the entire time. This was this past Wednesday around 7 pm. It hits me what happened. Once the stylus tracked to midway through “Polly,” it got stuck. I have three kids under four. And that wasn’t all. Trevor writes:
I know how to handle vinyl. About 120 hours’ worth of dust. We left for Canada Day weekend holidays the next morning, the record was still turning. Unknowingly, the record was still turning. I pressed the universal remote off button and marched the circus of kids upstairs for bedtime. And no, I don’t have a rare/fancy “cool kid” record player. The turntable is on. Here’s what Trevor found upon returning home Monday night. That meant from the night of Wednesday, June 27, to the evening of Monday, July 2, the stylus followed exactly the same path, cutting a deep groove and ruining the record. Trevor was so anxious for the Canada Day long weekend that he made plans to start early. Things get broken. Fast forward approximately 120 hours later. I headed to the basement and something caught my eye. It just spun and spun and spun. Somehow the track didn’t run out, at which point the tonearm would have been automatically been kicked back up to a resting position.  
 
  In the day and age where one button turns 99.9% of home theater equipment on and off, I got caught with the 0.1%. That’s what happens when you drag a diamond through a narrow plastic trench. I’ve been collecting for years and have some rare records. Oh, well. This time I can’t blame this one on the kids.
What if you accidentally left a record playing on your turntable before you left for the long weekend?