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Published:October 19th, 2014 10:59 EST

American Tourist Locked in London Bookstore After Hours

By Robert Paul Reyes

"American tourist David Wills found himself trapped in a London Waterstones late last night after staff closed up shop whilst he was still perusing the shelves on the second floor.


Using social media, Wills reported on his after-hours adventure at the Trafalgar Square book shop. He said on Twitter that he had been upstairs for about 15 minutes before discovering that the store had been closed, and he was locked inside of it."


You may be thinking why didn`t Wills just call 911? Hello! Wills was in London, how many Americans are familiar with the British equivalent of 911 "?

But then again, he had a smartphone; he could have googled the information in a couple of seconds. Okay, I agree the American tourist is a wanker.

I`m surprised I haven`t been caught in the same predicament, when I`m browsing books in a bookstore I`m oblivious to my surroundings. I can think of a gazillion and one worse things than being trapped in a bookstore.

London cops arrived at the bookstore about two hours after the hapless American tourist realized he had been locked inside the shop. Police were tipped off by a person following Wills` travail on social media.

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