French bank leaves 91-year-old in vault for 23 hours


Mon Dieu!

The Telegraph reports that a 91-year old French lady was locked in the vault of her local bank for 23 hours after staff forgot her and shut up shop for the weekend.

Only the love of a good son saved the poor old lady from a potentially lethal oversight as the bank only re-opened on Tuesday.

The unnamed pensioner turned up at her local BNP-Paribas branch in Rennes, western France on Saturday morning asking to have access to her personal safe. An employee escorted the lady and locked her in to the vault, according to normal procedure.

However, at closing time, staff totally forgot about the aged customer, who has no mobile telephone.

Unable to reach his mother on Saturday night, her son eventually alerted the police to her disappearance and the search began.

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