Police: Man gets stuck in vent during burglary

AP News
Posted: Nov 12, 2009 4:13 PM

Topeka police said a man who was trying to rob a discount cigarette store got stuck in a vent and had to be rescued by firefighters. Police said the man was stuck in a ventilation pipe for about three hours early Thursday. He eventually managed to call his daughter, who called 911.

Firefighters found the man head down in a ventilation pipe and pulled him out. He was taken to a Topeka hospital and will be charged after he is released.

Police Lt Chuck Haggard said the burglar "wasn't very cat-like."


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