Visitor Locked Up On St Mary’s

powder magazineA visitor to St Mary’s faced a night locked in the cells yesterday.

But it wasn’t the Police station. She got stuck in the Powder Magazine on the Garrison.

Local guesthouse owner and taxi operator, Sam Mallon, was passing when she heard her calls for help and summoned the man with the key.

The tourist became trapped when the caretaker locked the door behind her. She heard him call before he locked up but didn’t realise she had to get out.

Sam stayed with the trapped visitor while the caretaker was located and even offered to get her a glass of wine, although Sam says she would have needed a straw to drink it through the door.

In the end, the woman was released after 20 minutes and Sam says she didn’t seem too phased by her temporary incarceration.

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