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Passed out Swede in pub 'prison' nightmare

The Local · 8 Oct 2010, 14:45

Published: 08 Oct 2010 14:45 GMT+02:00

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The 45-year-man had apparently imbibed a bit more than his body could handle at a watering hole located on Avenyn Gothenburg’s main thoroughfare.

Overcome with the urge to sleep, the man took a break from his drinking and went to take a nap. But when staff members were locking up the establishment, they failed to notice the man was still sleeping inside the bar, the Aftonbladet newspaper reported.

The man woke up shortly before 5am Friday morning and realized to his dismay that he had been abandoned and locked inside the pub.

Unable to leave the establishment on his own, the 45-year-old called police.

“He called us and asked for help, but he had no idea which bar he was in,” Gothenburg police spokesperson Björ Blixter told the newspaper.

Police operators instructed the man to stay by the windows and keep an eye out for police as officers armed with flashlights fanned out across the city in search of the locked-in lush.

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Eventually police found the man waving from inside the Lilla London pub. They then called a member of the staff to come and release the 45-year-old from his temporary imprisonment.

The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

15:51 October 8, 2010 by fatehs

Once I was locked inside the ÖB here in Gothenburg! But it wasn't because I was drunk! I simply didn't know Swedish and failed to understand that they're closing!! Just came to know the situation when I went to cashier to pay for the stuff and noticed no one was there!
16:22 October 8, 2010 by Swedesmith
Locked inside a bar all night...every drunkard's dream.
17:27 October 8, 2010 by McChatter
Why do they call this a "nightmare"? Was there nothing to drink?
17:34 October 8, 2010 by voice of credibility
a drunken's wild dream is what happened in lilla London pub.
17:43 October 8, 2010 by jack sprat
Oh my, The shame of it all.

A Swede drunk on a Thursday night, unable to wait of the weekend.
17:57 October 8, 2010 by SWOT
That is a nice bar. But it is a really funny story.
18:05 October 8, 2010 by Puffin
Ah so he was tired and emotional :D :D
19:38 October 8, 2010 by mojofat
I hope he had a few pints while he waited for the cops...who must have been laughing their a$$e$ off the whole time.
02:45 October 9, 2010 by blursd
Oh no ... I'm a drunk and locked inside a bar all by myself ... oh the emotional distress and mental anguish. Now I know how holocaust survivors feel ...

Give me a break ... I think half the people who read this article have a worse "I got so drunk" story ...
05:24 October 9, 2010 by dubers

Stfu! Its only an article after all. Nobody mentioned the holocaust, its just a fun story. If you dont like this kinda thing, dont read it. Personally, if thelocal only wrote real news, i doubt id read it as its things like this that give me a laugh when in sitting on the train home at night.
08:45 October 9, 2010 by NovaLand
I guess that bar doesn't have an alarm system. :P It should have triggered on motion detection i think.
14:43 October 9, 2010 by mikewhite
So why not wait until a normal time, say 8.30 rather than getting the police out ?
16:27 October 9, 2010 by Snöregn
There are so many important news stories to cover and THE LOCAL chooses this one... sad.
18:30 October 9, 2010 by Soft Boiled
I guess that´s why it´s called "The Local" Snöregn
23:01 October 9, 2010 by Sam1
SO there is food and toilet :-) he just had to call the police or maye wait untill next day
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