Customers planning to do a little game shopping at a New York City GameStop this weekend were instead welcomed by their future insect overlords.
According to a WABC-TV report, this Memorial Day weekend, employees at a GameStop in New York City's Union Square were trapped inside for several hours thanks to, as they put it, a "bee infestation."
A swarm of bees surrounded the store's entrance and prevented employees from leaving and customers from entering, forcing the workers to close the store temporarily as they waited for help to arrive.
WABC-TV was purportedly given the runaround when they called the cops to help with the bee problem. The cops told them to call the fire department, who said call 911, who said call 311, who instructed them to call the mayor's office.
Fortunately, a good Samaritan, who apparently knew a little something about bees, removed some of them by placing the bees in a garbage bag. Later, an NYPD "bee specialist" finally arrived and planned to lure the bees away with the scent of a queen bee. According to the report, no one was stung during the incident.
Hopefully, this ordeal will make the gaming industry think twice before green-lighting a Bee Movie Game sequel or a followup to Buck Bumble. As this ordeal shows, bees expect higher quality from the games based on their lifestyle.