Woman Waits More Than An Hour To Be Rescued From Locked CVS, Still Pays For Vitamins

What would you do if you were stuck inside a closed store for an hour and a half with a waning smartphone battery and nothing to do while you wait to be rescued? While some of us would surely finally live out some kind of supermarket sweep fantasy, one woman marooned in a closed CVS behaved herself, taking a selfie and still paying for her gummy vitamins at the end of the ordeal.

KMOV News spoke to the woman after her ordeal, which started when she arrived at a Kansas City CVS around 9:45 p.m. and began wandering around on a hunt for some gummy vitamins.

“Kind of took my time meandering the store for a while. I was there for about 30 minutes,” she said, saying she made her way to the checkout counter a little after 10, and realized no one was there.

“There’s nobody at the cash register and so I start looking around the store, I can’t find anybody, I start calling out and then I walk up front and see the garage door is pulled down,” she explained.

That’s when it hit her — she was locked in, and her phone was about to die. She tried CVS corporate offices to no avail, and was about to call 911 when the store’s phone rang.

“I’m going to answer this, what the heck, and it ended up being CVS general security alarm system that had been silently triggered by me,” she said.

It wasn’t until 11:30 when police and two managers arrived to release her, during which time she took a selfie in front of the locked doors wearing the grimace of a person who is stuck in a CVS waiting for someone to let her out. She also paid for her vitamins.

She’s since filed a formal complaint, though she admits she’s “not that mad or upset” and mostly finds the situation “hilarious.”

CVS didn’t comment to KMOV, but you’ve gotta think — while it’s surely not a life-threatening situation to be trapped in a closed CVS for an hour and a half after notifying management that you’re there, one might think having someone wait that long to be rescued would be willing to throw say, a free bottle of gummy vitamins into the mix. Or at least explain why it took that long — what if the tripped alarm had been a burglar? That’s a lot of time to do some serious damage.

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