Chris Galvan knew he had a long day ahead of him when he woke up at 4 a.m. on Saturday, but he never expected the day to end in the unusual way that it did – as a "FedEx prisoner."
Galvan was up early for a CrossFit competition and, tired as he was, trekked over to the FedEx store in San Antonio to print flyers and brochures for the next day's round of games. He went into the store a few minutes before 9 p.m., right before closing time, WFAA-TV reported.
He didn't think twice about getting there so late since he didn't expect to be in there for long, but Galvan soon found out that he underestimated the time that it would take. When he went up to the counter to have one of the employees print the papers, no one was there.
The store had already closed and its employees had already left – apparently forgetting that one customer was still inside.
But Galvan didn't panic.
"I knew I had to pass the time and I was delirious so I started taking videos, jumping jacks and sleeping and walking around doing funny stuff," Galvan told WFAA-TV.
Galvan posted the photos and videos to one of his social media accounts, which now tells the story of one trip to the FedEx store he won't soon forget.
Galvan eventually used his cellphone to call another store that was open. Employees there were able to get in touch with the store's manager who then came and let him out at around 11:30 p.m.– more than two hours after he first got there.
Once he got out, Galvan headed over to the same store that he called for help to finish the job he tried to start hours earlier. And if there was one good thing to come from it all, it was that Galvan didn't have to pay anything for his copies.
Galvan even created a meme afterward, using the hashtag "FedEx Prisoner" on Twitter.
"I did hard time tonight. Read a lot of books about collating [and] paper stock to pass the time," Galvan joked.
As for how FedEx responded to the incident, a company spokeswoman told TheBlaze on Monday, "We take this issue very seriously and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this caused our customer. We are investigating the situation and will take any necessary corrective action."
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