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Pawn store boss finds suspected thief stuck in shop’s chimney [w/video]
Metro [UK] ^ | Friday 26 Jul 2013 | Jimmy Nsubuga

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 didn’t 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 wasn’t 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.


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl
Leave him there, and announce the opening of a new public outhouse.
1 posted on 07/28/2013 12:51:54 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
He told the authorities he had stumbled down the chimney accidentally while out for a walk.



2 posted on 07/28/2013 12:53:18 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

bump


3 posted on 07/28/2013 12:56:22 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

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.


4 posted on 07/28/2013 1:11:12 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Blackirish

Could you imagine cursing out the guy who rescues you? How is that for gratitude. :p


5 posted on 07/28/2013 1:13:30 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Slings and Arrows

The middle name “Wayne” strikes again.


6 posted on 07/28/2013 1:48:58 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m sure there are more tight holes awaiting him in jail.


7 posted on 07/28/2013 1:50:07 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Little Pig

Good catch! And the story did say he was violent...


8 posted on 07/28/2013 2:18:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Little Pig

“The middle name “Wayne” strikes again.”

The Wayne Factor!!!

I’ll have to show this to my husband. Guess what his name is.


9 posted on 07/28/2013 2:57:57 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


10 posted on 07/28/2013 3:32:07 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots

Seems like a nasty thing to do to the animals. I’d be tempted to...nah, don’t want to get zotted.


11 posted on 07/28/2013 3:39:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Blackirish
I have the same sized chimney in my house couldn't even think about fitting down it.

I am not big by any means.

12 posted on 07/28/2013 4:13:42 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Slings and Arrows

> 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


13 posted on 07/28/2013 4:16:17 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Slings and Arrows
This sentence makes no sense: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.

How violent can you get when you are stuck in a chimney?

14 posted on 07/28/2013 4:51:02 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Bon mots

“feral cat”

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!


15 posted on 07/28/2013 6:36:42 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Slings and Arrows.
Despite being stuck for ten hours without food or water, the 38-year-old suspect didn’t 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.


16 posted on 07/28/2013 7:47:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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http://images.christianpost.com/full/62529/michael-wayne-case-jr.png


17 posted on 07/28/2013 7:50:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

18 posted on 07/28/2013 7:53:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono

19 posted on 07/28/2013 7:54:10 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SunkenCiv

20 posted on 07/28/2013 8:37:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Leave him there, and announce the opening of a new public outhouse.

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.

21 posted on 07/28/2013 10:21:07 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka; Blackirish
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.

22 posted on 07/28/2013 10:43:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yea, but you have to give him credit. He won the hide and seek contest!


23 posted on 07/28/2013 8:09:01 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: Clay Moore

*chuckle* Pity he won’t make it to the awards ceremony.


24 posted on 07/28/2013 8:36:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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