Skip to comments.Pawn store boss finds suspected thief stuck in shop’s chimney [w/video]
Posted on 07/28/2013 12:51:54 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
A suspected thief had to be cut from a chimney after getting stuck for ten hours while allegedly trying to get to a pawn store located underneath.
Michael Wayne Case Jr was found trapped in the opening, which was only ten and a half inches wide, by the owner of the Arkansas-based Capital Pawn shop, Ernest Raney.
Despite being stuck for ten hours without food or water, the 38-year-old suspect didnt seem happy to see the store owner.
Mr Case, who was shirtless at the time, hurled insults at the bemused shop boss despite him being his only means of escape.
I thought well a bird or animal was probably in there so I wanted to go up and check, and when I got up there it was a person looking up at me, and I asked him what he was doing down there and why he was trying to break into the building and he got real violent at that time, Mr Raney told KSPR-TV.
Even if the alleged thief had managed to make it to the bottom of the chimney he would have found it inaccessible because it had been blocked off for years.
Mr Case was later freed by emergency crews but the drama wasnt over there as he tried to fight his rescuers before being detained on attempted burglary and resisting arrest charges.
He told the authorities he had stumbled down the chimney accidentally while out for a walk.
Bad guy who deserves hard time. There was another case like this where the guy wasn’t found. He died of thirst. I know he was a thief but looking at the little hole in the sky while dying....man always kinda felt bad for the guy.
Could you imagine cursing out the guy who rescues you? How is that for gratitude. :p
The middle name “Wayne” strikes again.
I’m sure there are more tight holes awaiting him in jail.
Good catch! And the story did say he was violent...
“The middle name Wayne strikes again.”
The Wayne Factor!!!
I’ll have to show this to my husband. Guess what his name is.
If he cursed me out, he’d still be in there. Maybe toss a feral cat or a couple of rats down to liven up his boredom.
Seems like a nasty thing to do to the animals. I’d be tempted to...nah, don’t want to get zotted.
I am not big by any means.
> He told the authorities he had stumbled down the chimney accidentally while out for a walk
You can bet if he did vote, it’d be for 0...lol
How violent can you get when you are stuck in a chimney?
Ahhh a “DFSS”! (dreaded feline skin shredder) Sometimes when my brother and I were young and annoyed with each other...the one being chased would scoop up a rather tempermental cat and throw it at the chaser who then had to deal with a cat stuck to his chest while the one being chased got away!
Despite being stuck for ten hours without food or water, the 38-year-old suspect didnt seem happy to see the store owner... hurled insults at the bemused shop boss despite him being his only means of escape.Seems like a good time to build a little fire.
Or . . . leave him in there, go on with your business, and when there's a bad smell, call the exterminator or the health department. Feign surprise.
A while back there was an article about a store demolition and when they cracked open the chimney, there were bones from a guy who disappeared years before. Heckuva way to go.
And how. Jokes aside, I'd never wish that fate on my worst enemy.
Yea, but you have to give him credit. He won the hide and seek contest!
*chuckle* Pity he won’t make it to the awards ceremony.
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