RICHMOND, Va. -- Something strange happened to Rick Berry and his roommate Philip Blackwell when they went shopping in a Carytown drug store last night. Berry asked the employee for one thing.
"Sliced cheese," Berry said. "I just, yeah, all I asked was for sliced cheese and she told me that they didn't carry it."
Berry said before he knew it, the two employees just vanished.
"We looked around for about, I want to say 30 or 45 minutes and we couldn't find anybody," Blackwell said.
A third customer was also in the store.
"He was actually in the store before we were. He had a bad tooth, all he wanted was some Orajel. That's all he needed. And then the employees disappeared and we all just became part of some weird event."
Eventually, Berry says, police showed up. Customers and the police worked together to find the missing employees.
"He was laughing with us cause, you know, we were like this is how weird movies start. Weird apocalyptic movies start. Just joking about it."
Berry shot his own Snapchat video that shows officers trying to find the employees.
"Someone called the cops on us."
Eventually, the officer took another phone call. And that's when the three customers were...
"Being kicked out because they were scared of us and they were hiding."
"Just told us that we needed to leave the premises or else we were going to be arrested for trespassing. And that completely flipped the script on all of us and we had no idea what was going on."