Burglary suspect gets stuck in pawn shop chimney

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by CNN

WVEC.com

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 7:49 AM

HARRISON, ARK-The owners of a pawn shop in Arkansas heard noises coming from the chimney. It's not Christmas, so they knew it wasn't Santa.

"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. 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," said Ernest Raney.

That man, Michael Wayne Case, was eventually freed by firefighters and EMS and then tried to get away when he was pulled out.

Police say he told them he was just walking on the roof and fell into the chimney and that he wasn't trying to steal things from the shop.

Case was charged with resisting arrest.

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