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Wisconsin Man Gets Locked In Beer Cooler – Decides To Drink Until Help Arrives

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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An unidentified Wisconsin man decided his best option after being locked in a beer cooler was to drink until help arrived.

The Journal Sentinel reported the following:

A manager at Kwik Trip, 101 N. Central Ave., Marshfield, reported at 6:13 a.m. Wednesday a 38-year-old man had been locked in a beer cooler all night and had drank beer while locked inside, according to a police report.

The man told police he went to Kwik Trip to buy beer and got locked inside the beer cooler when it was locked at about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to the report. The man said he decided he might as well just stay inside the cooler and drink the beer, the report said. The cooler has a glass door and, if the man had knocked, employees would have heard him and let him out. 

He was ultimately issued a couple citations, according to the same report.

This might be the most Wisconsin story I’ve ever heard. I know the guy got into some trouble, but what option other than drinking do you have once you’re locked in a beer cooler? You just have to drink, hope for the best and wait the situation out. There’s no point in trying to be a hero. Don’t freak out. Just kick back, and grab a drink.

If I ever get locked in a beer, you can bet everything that you own there will be beers getting cracked open. If I die, so be it. At least I went out with a beer in my hand. You can’t ask for a much better way to go out.

Godspeed good man in your upcoming legal battles.

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