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Woman panics after getting locked inside CVS pharmacy while buying birthday card

By Mason White 4:25 PM May 23, 2017
CVS Pharmacy locations (illustration)
CVS Pharmacy locations (illustration)
By: Mason White

A woman panicked as she found herself locked inside a CVS pharmacy after closing time, according to police in Florida.

The Titusville Police Department said that they received a call on Friday at around 10:10 p.m., moments after the CVS store closed at 10:00 p.m.

The manager of the CVS located on Garden Street, was contacted and the front gate was opened.

According to the police investigation, Lillian Rimmel of Orlando, walked into the CVS at around 9:50 p.m., to buy a birthday card.

Employees closed the store at around 10:00 p.m., without notifying Rimmel. At around 10:05 p.m., Rimmel activated a motion sensor, setting off loud alarms.

Rimmel panicked and began to shake. Rimmel was afraid that police would think of her as a burglar and shoot her. She sat down at the front door and called police.

Police calmed her down, and contacted the manager who had the keys to the door. When the manager arrived and opened the door, Rimmel was asked whether she still wanted to purchase the birthday card.

Rimmel bought the card and left the store. Police officers at the scene calmed Rimmel down as she was still shaken up.

Rimmel cannot understand how the store was vacated so quickly, and why nobody told her that the store was about to close.