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"I heard this from Brad, but apparently he heard a voice in the Entrance Plaza. Go check and see if somebody's there, OK?"
Otis Washington

Man in a Bind is an unmarked scoop in Dead Rising and a named scoop in Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop.

It takes place in a clothing store in the Entrance Plaza during the afternoon on the first day. A mall employee, Bill Brenton, has been trapped in the store two days before the zombie outbreak began.


In the Entrance Plaza, Frank West notices zombies outside a clothing store. Upon investigation, he finds Bill trapped behind a stack of cardboard boxes. After Frank tears down the pile, Bill explains that he has been trapped in the store for two days after the cardboard boxes fell.

Bill thanks Frank and runs off, expecting a day off, only to be stopped in his tracks upon seeing the zombies. After he realizes what is going on, he agrees to go to the Security Room with Frank.


Bill runs off only to stop at the entrance of the store when he sees the zombies. When Bill realizes what is going on, he agrees to go to the security room with Frank.


  • In Chop Till You Drop, completing this scoop rewards Frank with $35,000.
  • The only hint of this scoop's existence is the group of zombies that wander outside the store on the first day, when the Entrance Plaza is empty until the second day.



  1. a b Dead Rising: Game Script,, (January 5, 2009).
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