Ever wanted to spend a night in a bookshop? The bibliophile’s dream actually came true for one tourist after he was locked in Waterstones last night.
David Willis got locked in the Trafalgar Square store after going upstairs for 15 minutes. Thankfully, the Texan had his phone to hand and was able to tweet the store.
Hi @WaterstonesI’ve been locked inside of your Trafalgar Square bookstore for 2 hours now. Please let me out.
— David Willis (@DWill_) October 16, 2014
The alarms were blaring and Willis apparently even took a customer’s call, but nobody came to let him out.
After thousands of retweets and hours of waiting, Willis, who became known as the Waterstones One was finally freed not long after midnight.
We’re pleased to announce that @DWill_ is a free man once more. Thanks for your concern and tweets!
— Waterstones (@Waterstones) October 16, 2014
Needless to say, Twitter users found the whole thing hilarious.
— WHY MY CAT IS SAD (@MYSADCAT) October 17, 2014
Man trapped overnight in Waterstones found sleeping on a thesaurus. He’s said to be happy, pleased, delighted, and ecstatic to be out.
— James Martin (@Pundamentalism) October 17, 2014
If I was locked in a Waterstones for two hours, I would sign the front page of every Bible; “All the Best, God x”
— Lisa (@biscuitahoy) October 16, 2014
Waterstones guy’s out. Dazed, wrapped in foil blanket, helicopters overhead, couple of Catherine Cooksons down his Y-fronts
— Michael Hogan (@michaelhogan) October 16, 2014
Lucky this guy trapped in Waterstones didn’t panic and do something really stupid like read Russell Brand’s book.
— tom jamieson (@jamiesont) October 17, 2014
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) October 17, 2014
That bloke who got locked in Waterstones for a few hours is milking it a bit, isn’t he? pic.twitter.com/fmFlz2HSIH
— Jason (@NickMotown) October 17, 2014
If I was locked in Waterstones, I’m sure I’d feel a tome.
— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) October 17, 2014
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) October 16, 2014
If I was locked in Waterstones for 2 hours I’d build a fort out of books. pic.twitter.com/dtntZANUWs
— Simon Caine (@thismademecool) October 16, 2014
The Guy trapped in Waterstones is an idiot. Any one of these books would’ve helped him out of there. pic.twitter.com/WAClyWyeei
— JamieDMJ (@JamieDMJ) October 16, 2014
“This skeleton’s so realistic!” – child at Trafalgar Square Waterstones Halloween display, Oct 31.
— Daniel Maier (@danielmaier) October 16, 2014
Waterstones also produced a handy guide should the situation ever arise again. Bravo, Waterstones.
— Waterstones (@Waterstones) October 17, 2014