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Woman rescued from being locked inside a church after posting help video on the internet

By Mason White 5:43 AM August 13, 2013
Sarah Greep locked inside church 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A woman was rescued after she was locked inside a church by posting a video in which she asked for help on the internet, according to video posted to YouTube.

The woman spent two hours locked inside the church before being rescued after asking for help on Twitter.

Sarah Greep, 43, a commercial Jam maker, was praying inside a private chapel yesterday when volunteers closed the church, believing it was empty.

Greep tried to call the clergy in the Minster Church of St. Andrew in the city of Plymouth, United Kingdom, but her calls went unanswered. She said that she was too embarrassed to call police or her family.
So the married mother of two posted a series of tweets appealing for help.

“I’m locked inside St. Andrews church! I was in the private prayer chapel. When I came out everyone was gone and the doors were closed. #Plymouth #help,ā€ she wrote.

“Iā€™m trying to think of the best way to get out of the church with minimal disruption. It’s very quiet and peaceful in here, so no hurry #Plymouth,ā€ she later wrote.

While Greep was locked in the church she also made a video commentary on her situation, as she walked around the building.

“I do not want to bother my family. I do not want to bother anyone. I did not know that churches are locked. I’ve been coming here since I was 17-years-old and I’ve never been locked in before. I do not want to get in trouble,” she said that in the video.

Police were alerted to the tweets and officers tracked down someone with a spare key to the church so that Greep could be released.

“I just went to the small chapel in the church of St. Andrews, where sometimes I leave and do not think for a minute that they would close the door. It was nice and quiet and the sun was shining through the windows. I do not want to bother anyone, but I thought I just send some Tweets as it was a little weird. It is fortunate that this did not happen to someone vulnerable and I’m glad I had my phone with me. I cannot think of many better places to be trapped in,ā€ Greep, who runs Janner Jam, said after she was rescued.