Robert: Man gets locked inside liquor store

A Nova Scotia man either got himself into a real predicament or was living out a dream come true. The jury is still out.

Gaurav Arora was in the midst of eyeing the beer selection at the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation location in the Halifax business park of Bayers Lake Sunday night when the lights went out suddenly. “I thought it was one of those moments when the power trips and the emergency restoration takes a couple minutes to come back,” Arora says. He soon discovered he was locked inside the store alone.

“I was still stunned,” he says. “I could hear the alarm buzzing. At that moment, I thought: ‘Oh, whoa. I’m in an emergency. Lights are out. Alarms are buzzing. Where the hell is everybody?’”

After about 20 minutes, Arora found a way out and explained to police the situation once they arrived. “(The officer) kept on laughing the whole time,” says Arora.

The NSLC says this is the first time anyone has ever been locked inside a store after closing and it plans to review its closing policy.

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