A burglar tried to rob an escape room and got trapped

Mimi Launder
Monday 06 August 2018 15:00
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A burglar broke into an escape room - where you are trapped in a room and solve clues to get out - and then couldn't escape, police say.

Ryew Wardlaw reportedly broke into the attraction in Vancouver, Washington, but his plan hit a snag when he allegedly damaged the door upon entering.

Panicked and unsure of how to get out, the 40-year-old allegedly called the police four times upon realising the escape room might be inescapable.

By the time the police arrived, Wardlaw had managed to leave the building and was found in the car park.

It appears that Wardlaw wandered into the Kill Room, one of the establishment's three themed escape room, which is designed to look like the hideout of a serial killer.

Rob Bertrand, the business' owner, told KOIN:

The sheriff said he had a burrito and he was settling in to have a breakfast and a beer, I guess, and then got scared because he couldn’t get out.

Bertrand told the outlet that Wardlaw took a burrito, beer, mobile phone, and TV remote before calling the police on himself. He said:

We started thinking about it and yeah, it's really funny.

I'm proud to say I'm the only escape room in the Northwest that has a 100% capture rate of criminals.

Wardlaw was arrested on charges of burglary.

There's presumably no greater compliment in the escape room world than a break-in unable to break-out.

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