A woman trapped in CVS posted a selfie before calling for help. With only 4 percent battery life left, the woman decided to post a picture of herself inside the CVS store, which had closed before she got to the register. According to the New York Daily News, Alyssa DeGraff went to the Kansas City, Missouri, store at 9:45 p.m. to buy vitamins. She decided to browse a bit, but didn’t realize that the store would close while she was still inside. She got to the register at 10:15 p.m., but no one was around.
“She was stunned to find absolutely no-one around and the garage door firmly pulled down. With just 4 percent left on her cell phone battery, she first posted a selfie of herself by the shutters to Instagram,” reports the New York Daily News.
Realizing she was trapped in CVS, DeGraff decided to call the CVS corporate offices, but they were also closed. It’s unknown why she didn’t first try to call police. After a few minutes, a phone rang inside the store, and DeGraff answered it. She had triggered a silent security alarm, and police arrived with two CVS managers a short time later.
DeGraff was relieved to be free from the store, but she filed a complaint. Interestingly enough, she was permitted to pay for her vitamins before leaving the store.
According to Mail Online, DeGraff said that she did “start to panic,” when she realized she was almost out of cell battery, but overall, she found the situation rather funny.
“Honestly I think the whole thing is hilarious. My life is so strange, only this would happen to me,” she said.
CVS has not commented on the incident.
DeGraff wasn’t in any real danger, however, unlike a man who was trapped inside a Marshalls store recently. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, 35-year-old Paul Felyk was trapped between the walls of a Marshalls store in Colorado for three days.
“While it is unclear as to how Paul Felyk ended up where he did, the current police version is that he had tried to break into the store from the roof. He was not able to do that successfully. What he did manage to do was to fall in between the walls of the structure, around 20 feet down, and remain trapped there,” reports the Inquisitr.
Felyk did not post a selfie of himself trapped at the store, however. It is unknown if he will face any criminal charges.
[Photo courtesy of Alyssa DeGraff / Instagram]