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Cops: Stuck Burgler Says He Was Playing Hide-and-Seek

Cops: Stuck Burgler Says He Was Playing Hide-and-Seek

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Associated Press

April 18, 2010

NORTH EAST, Md. (AP) – A burglary suspect came up with a creative explanation after he was found dangling from the ventilation system of a Maryland convenience store. He told police he was playing hide-and-seek.

Cecil County sheriff’s deputies said the owner of a BP convenience store in North East was opening up Wednesday morning when he spotted a pair of feet dangling from a duct. Deputies responded and freed a 20-year-old man.

Deputies said the man removed a ventilation cover and crawled through the vent before getting stuck and setting off a fire extinguisher that sprayed powder all over the store.

The man told deputies he was playing hide-and-seek on the roof with other adults and decided to hide in the ventilation system. He said the other players couldn’t figure out where he was and stopped looking for him.

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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    Omarra67

    over 4 years ago

    2284 Comments

    ROFLMAO

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    Philj

    over 4 years ago

    72 Comments

    His punishment should be to go back and clean the entire store, and the vent system

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    ha ha, nice

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    masonlee89

    over 4 years ago

    60 Comments

    this happens to everyone...RIGHT??

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    skascooter007

    over 4 years ago

    2010 Comments

    Please fill out the I-D-10-T form and sit back down.

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    AChiefsWife

    over 4 years ago

    326 Comments

    LOL Next Nut.

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    john503

    over 4 years ago

    18 Comments

    Job Security

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    kayleejenkins

    over 4 years ago

    26 Comments

    Sounds like something I would do..

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Another winner of the Darwin Award...

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    Tetra021

    over 4 years ago

    492 Comments

    Nice. It would be really funny if he got stuck up there and fell through the ceiling

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    creekcop

    over 4 years ago

    1056 Comments

    PEEK-A-BOO! It's time to go to jail!

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    KAICHARESE

    over 4 years ago

    2762 Comments

    HAHA

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    tmkjusticestudies

    over 4 years ago

    784 Comments

    LOL great story

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    50920 Comments

    Stupid people really make the job soooo much easier..lol

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    nkrenz

    over 4 years ago

    38 Comments

    Ha! Some people will come up with anything to try and cover their rears. It just makes the job more interesting I guess.

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