Computer Glitch Automatically Opens Supermarket On Bank Holiday
The security system for a store in New Zealand opened the doors on Good Friday, when it was due to be closed.
A supermarket in New Zealand opened its doors and switched on its lights last Friday, with no staff to serve the customers. The Pak ‘n Save store in Hamilton was closed for the bank holiday but a computer glitch meant that the system unlocked the doors and turned on the power.
The shop was open for more than eight hours until the police were contacted. There was a report of people leaving with “truckloads of groceries.” The embarrassed store owner suspects the glitch was linked to him overriding the normal opening time for that day because of Good Friday. A number of people helped themselves to stock and the owner said he didn’t know how much had been taken. Apparently though, 12 upstanding citizens used the self-service checkout lanes to pay for their items.