Man Gets Locked In Convenience Store's Walk-In Beer Cooler, Stays All Night Drinking

October 30, 2017

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In dreams really do come true news, a 38-year old Wisconsin man was accidentally locked in a convenience store's walk-in beer cooler, and decided to hang out all night drinking instead of trying to get anyone's attention. Obviously, it was the right decision.

The man, whose name was not released, told police that he went to a Kwik Trip here to buy some beer but became trapped inside the walk-in cooler when it was locked at about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police report. Rather than bang on the glass door to be let out, he warmed up to the idea of staying inside -- where temperatures hover around 32 degrees -- all night to sample the merchandise.


A customer told Kwik Trip employees that a man was inside the beer cave at about 5:50 a.m. Wednesday.

When they opened the door, he left the store without paying for what he drank: An 18-ounce bottle of beer and three cans of malt liquor. He also fell over a stack of 30-can beer packs, breaking three cases open.

An 18-ounce bottle of beer and three cans of malt liquor in six hours? I expected more from a hero. No word if the man refilled the cans he drank or just peed in a corner. Unfortunately, he left without paying for the beer he drank, and was issued a misdemeanor citation for theft. Hopefully he can recoup however much that costs when he sues Kwik Trip for locking him in a beer cooler all night.

Thanks to cjcjcj, who agrees even if you had the time of your life, sue for emotional distress. It's the American way.

  • Greg Louis

    guy must have been already drunk or was too stupid to know how to push the door release. walk in coolers for the last 10 years, at least, are made so that no-one can be locked inside unless something is placed in front of the door so it cant be opened. even if a lock is placed thru the outside handle the door release inside will still open the door

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Someone from Wisconsin decided that the best solution to their dilemma was drinking? Stop the presses!!

  • GeneralDisorder

    If I lived in Wisconsin, I'd drink too.

  • Doog

    I agree, that's not nearly enough beer for that kind of a time period.

  • Jenness

    He was being amazingly good-natured about it.

  • FearlessFarris

    If the C-Stores gets out of this without being sued, and the man gets out of this without paying for the beers he pilfered, I'd call it a win-win.

  • Meh

    Like honestly, what else would you do in a room full of beer? And really, i wouldn't have paid either if no one even checked the cooler before closing the shop, their fault. This reminds me of that movie Frozen (not that animation movie), where that ski park was in for a biiiig lawsuit.

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