He didn't wipe the water off the doors.
He used hot water to open his doors, he got in, closed the doors and drove to work. When he got to work, he couldn't open the door. He was frozen inside.
It was a two-door car and he froze both of them.
I had to borrow deicer from a neighbor. We were able to deice the window so he could open it so he could crawl out.