All he wanted was some sliced cheese, but Ricky Berry got a lot more than that at a Richmond, Va., CVS.
Berry and his roommate walked into the CVS and asked an employee if they sold sliced cheese. The worker replied that they did not. Then the employees all disappeared.
“We looked around for probably 30, 45 minutes and we couldn’t find anybody,” Blackwell said.
As for the third customer who was as confused as the two roommates, Berry said, “he was in the store before we were actually. He had a bad tooth, all he wanted was some Orajel. That’s all he needed.”
“We were walking around trying to find an employee, and the cop himself ended up opening up the emergency door, which set the alarm off,” Berry explained. “A couple of minutes later, he got the call from the alarm company asking what was going on.”
So the officer joined in on the search for the missing employees. Berry recorded a video on his Snapchat account of what happened next.
“He was laughing with us because, like, this is how weird, apocalyptic movies start,” Berry said.
Eventually, the employees were found in the back of the store hiding in a locked room. After making a few calls, the officer told the customers they had to leave.
In one of the videos he recorded, Berry said, “We’re being kicked out because they were scared of us and hiding.”
“He just told us that we need to leave premises or else we would be arrested for trespassing and that flipped the script on all of us,” Berry told 8News Reporter Jonathan Costen. “We had no idea what was going on.”