Waterstones lock Texan in their shop

17 October 2014

An American who was visiting London, decided to pop into a branch of Waterstones to look at some books. However, he was so engrossed in his shop that he didn't realise that all the customers had left and the staff had gone home for their chicken kievs and locked the building.

The staff, naturally, didn't notice him either.

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The Texan spent all night alone in the empty shop, sending out a tweet or two while he was there. Of course, it wasn't long before #waterstonestexan was hatched up and everyone jumped on it.

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Some people were less concerned and thinking more about consumer hacks. We suspect Bitterwallet readers wouldn't need telling to get their loyalty cards swiped throughout the night.

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Just after midnight, the Texan was freed from the Waterstones shop, presumably after helping himself to a coffee from the cafe in the store and creasing the spine on some books just to annoy future customers.

waterstones trapped 5The story doesn't end there though. After becoming a Twitter sensation (mostly people taking the piss, of course), David Willis tweeted "I'm free" before telling his girlfriend he was okay.

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Oh well.

TOPICS:   Social Media   Not The Onion


  • jim
    ha ha what a tool
  • Jack S.
    ditch his twat of a girlfriend straight away.

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