Alleged Burglar Gets Stuck in Oven Vent
In this photo released by the Orlando (Fla.) Fire Department, Lonnie Shields, 37, waits for help from firefighters after the owner of a convenience store found him stuck in an exhaust vent in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006. Shields, an alleged burglar, was rescued Thursday after he got stuck overnight in the oven vent of the convenience store he was trying to rob, the fire department said.
An alleged burglar was rescued Thursday after he got stuck overnight in the oven vent of the convenience store he was trying to rob, the fire department said.
Investigators said Lonnie Shields, 37, climbed into a small vent on the roof of the New City Mart at about 2 a.m. and wasn't found until store employees arrived at about 8 a.m.
Shields, who faces charges of burglary of a structure, was treated at a nearby hospital and booked into Orange County Jail on $1,000 bond.
"He was banged up and crunched up and uncomfortable from being in that pipe for about six hours," Orlando fire chief Greg Hoggatt said.