I didn't find any useful information that actually fixed this. My VPS was in the "Running State" and I could not stop or restart it. I kept getting "Container already locked" no matter what I did (I tried all the suggestions in the Google results for this error).
Most of the suggestions were for Windows but I only use Linux. The other solutioins also said to restart the VZ service or even the entire hostnode and this was not acceptable to me so I wanted to find a "clean fix".
I tried to "vzctl restart VEID" and "vzctl start VEID --force" and "vzctl stop VEID --fast" with no luck.
Here is how I fixed it:
That's all there is to it, your VEID can now be restarted successfully.