Yes, I mean the red parking brake light on the dash. No, I didn't apply it the night before and no, there'* no play in the pedal. And I have no idea if they're rear disc or drum brakes. I briefly tried to go back and forth as if I was stuck in the snow - although since I was in my garage, the screeching noise was loud - but the brake stayed on.
I tried to jack it up and look under the car to see if I could tell where the cable was but since I don't have jack stands, I couldn't get far enough underneath. If someone could just tell me where the brake cable is under the car, maybe I can get my 13-year-old son to squeeze underneath and loosen/disable it.
Again, please and thank you.