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Colorado Thief Spends 15 Hours In Charles Hay World School Air-Conditioning Vent

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MAN TRAPPED IN AC VENT
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A 28-year-old Colorado man was rescued dusty but alive after he was trapped nearly 15 hours in an air-conditioning vent.

Englewood police say they responded to calls for help Tuesday from the roof of an elementary school, where they discovered a man trapped 30 feet down the vent.

Firefighters had to cut open the vent to pull the man out.

The Denver Post reports that the man, who wasn't identified, told police he stole a friend's purse Monday night and threw it on the roof. When he climbed onto the roof to get the purse, he fell into the vent and became stuck.