One old lady locked in the lavatory
A great grandmother popped into a public loo after a long journey - and ended up locked in for 12 hours.
Gwyneth Coles, 77, certainly knew what the matter was when a caretaker locked up the toilet block in Pickering, North Yorkshire.
He had shouted out: "Anyone in?" but failed to hear her reply: "Yes, I am in here. I won't be a minute!", reports the York Press.
Friends and relatives, worried after she failed to return to her home in the town after a holiday in Inverness, called police sparking a nationwide missing persons alert.
Meanwhile, Mrs Coles put four jumpers on under a jacket and a mac, and settled down for the night, even managing to get some sleep.
She was only released when the caretaker came back at 7am the following day to open up the toilets and found her inside.