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Tourist Locked in Bookstore Freed After Posting Twitter 'SOS'

By    |   Friday, 17 Oct 2014 01:41 PM

A quick-thinking Dallas tourist who got locked in a London bookstore this week used Twitter and Instagram to call for help and was eventually freed after two hours.

David Willis was visiting Waterstones bookshop in Trafalgar Square Thursday when he wandered to the second floor to browse for a title. A bit later when he went to leave, the downstairs door was locked and all the lights were off, the BBC reported

After racking his brain, Willis decided to tweet and post on Instagram for help.



 
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This is me locked inside a waterstones bookstore in London. I was upstairs for 15 minutes and came down to all the lights out and door locked. Been here over an hour now. Supposedly someone is on their way. #nofilter #london

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The two posts were retweeted more than 15,000 times and eventually caught the attention of the police and Waterstones. Two hours later, help arrived.



The Twitter drama apparently left quite a few in suspense.







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