Woman gets trapped in the Bay for an hour; live-tweets the whole thing

Woman gets trapped in the Bay for an hour; live-tweets the whole thing

(Image: Twitter) (Image: Kristin Foster)
 

Last night, a Toronto writer named Emily Keeler was idly browsing sheet sets at Hudson’s Bay’s Yonge and Bloor locationby far the scariest onewhen the fluorescent lights suddenly flickered out. The store, she quickly realized, had closed for the night, with her still inside it. As she wandered around trying doors and signaling to people in nearby buildings, Keeler kept her Twitter followers updated on the unfolding scenario.

Her increasingly panicky tweets earned dozens of responses, most of which were more concerned with pinning down the relevant pop-culture references (Today’s Special and Mannequin, obviously, but also late-season Dawson’s Creek and, apparently, the pilot for Doctor Who) than helping Keeler figure out how to escapewhich (spoiler alert!) she did, in under an hour. Still, it was enough time for news outlets to pick up the story, and for one concerned Twitter follower to circulate a protest sign (see above). Here are some highlights from the fleeting ordeal.