A tourist got locked in Waterstone’s, causing Twitter to explode

Poor David Willis has been enjoying a trip around Europe for the last couple of weeks – but he got a bit of a shock when he became trapped overnight in a London branch of Waterstone's.

The Texan took to social media (of course) to let the world know he had been locked inside the Trafalgar Square store after hours… though he did call the police too! 



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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Twitter went into a frenzy of shock, sympathy and jealousy:

The suspense only intensified when David went off-radar for an hour with no contact:

The fear! He finally came back online to let everyone know he'd been saved:

Although he neglected to let his girlfriend know before the rest of the world… oops.

We hope he brought her back a few books as souvenirs!