A woman trapped in CVS decided in a moment of panic to take a “selfie” of herself in front of the closed grate this week. If anything, the photo is evidence of her unusual experience in a Kansas City CVS store recently. The New York Daily News reports this Friday, November 21, 2014, that local police authorities and two CVS managers finally returned to help the woman out of her “dire” situation.
When Alyssa Degraff walked into a Kansas City store this weekend, she never expected to find herself literally trapped in CVS for over an hour. The debacle apparently began when the woman decided to stop in to CVS in order to buy some vitamins late at night this week. However, when she tried to leave the drugstore, she was met with an unusual sight.
There was no one at the cash register, the checkout counter was deserted, and both employees and other customers were gone. The time was 10:15, and Alyssa then discovered that the grate of the store was even closed. Essentially, the woman was locked inside the CVS store.
“There’s nobody at the cash register and so I start looking around the store,” Degraff shared in a statement with a local media source afterwards. “I can’t find anybody, I start calling out and I walk up front and see the garage door is pulled down.”
Alyssa said that she didn’t panic right away, but WTSP News adds this evening, she began to freak out when she discovered that her cell phone battery was almost dead. Suddenly, she was facing potentially staying stranded in the CVS store all night versus simply calling for help. Yet even with just four percent or so of her phone battery left, she still opted to take an awkward selfie to memorialize the alarming moment.
“I started panicking when I realized my phone was at 4 percent because I wasn’t sure who to call first.” The Kansas City woman’s indecision didn’t last too long, however.
She first settled that she would try contacting CVS headquarter offices. Unfortunately, no one picked up, so she decided to try the next best thing — call the police for help. Degraff called 911 to tell local law enforcement authorities that she was trapped in CVS; suddenly, the store phone began to buzz.
“I’m going to answer this, what the heck,” Alyssa later said. “And it ended up being CVS general security alarm system had been silently triggered by me.”
Police officers arrived on the scene by 11: 30 p.m, as well as two managers to determine what was going on. Although the lady trapped in CVS is understandably shocked by the incident, she apparently isn’t too angry. She will be filing a complaint, however. At least Alyssa has a funny “selfie” to post to Facebook or share with her friends later if they don’t believe that she actually found herself stuck in a store with everyone else gone and the grate closed down.
“Honestly I think the whole thing is hilarious. I’m not that mad or upset.” Talk about an unusual night out to get gummy vitamins that became so much more.