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Sleepwalker visits store, tries to buy melon

By T.K. Randall
March 23, 2017 · Comment icon 6 comments

The woman ended up over a mile from her home. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Mark Sebastian
A 23-year-old woman had to be escorted home by police after sleepwalking in to a local supermarket.
The unfortunate incident, which occurred in Aberdeen, Scotland, saw the unnamed woman wander barefoot in to her local Asda supermarket at 2:30am wearing nothing but a nightdress.

When asked about her experience, she revealed that she remembered waking up in the fruit and veg aisle where she had been searching for a watermelon to purchase.

It turned out that she had walked over one-and-a-half miles from her home to get there and had even visited several others shops on the way - all while completely fast asleep.

"Police were called in relation to concerns for a female at around 2.30am at Asda Garthdee," the local police said in a statement about the incident. "She was assisted home safely."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by glorybebe 6 years ago
That is scary.  She could go missing so easily.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Sundew 6 years ago
The sleep drug Ambian supposedly can cause this, even resulting in "sleep driving."  
Comment icon #3 Posted by glorybebe 6 years ago
That's friggin freaky.  
Comment icon #4 Posted by acute 6 years ago
I often go sleepwalking looking for melons, but that's a different story.
Comment icon #5 Posted by paperdyer 6 years ago
One of my co-workers was on this fir a time.  She said her husband and boys would tell her she'd say and do very strange things that she'd have no  memory of.   My wife has te same problem, but she's not on anything for sleeping.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Sundew 6 years ago
I took some (time release, which was a mistake) on a long plane flight and apparently had a long conversation with someone on the airport tram I have no memory of. Non-time release Amibian will knock me out for almost exactly three hours with no unpleasant side effects, great for cross country flights. 

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