Criminal Stuck In East Side Veterinary Air Duct
Milwaukee police arrested a 19-year-old man who was apparently trying to steal prescription drugs from the Small Animal Hospital on the east side Sunday.
Officers were able to locate him because he got stuck in one of the building’s air conditioning ducts.
According to Police, the suspect:
“Stripped down, bare naked and squeezed into the ventilation shaft with a hammer and a flashlight, presumably one in each hand”
The suspect told police he was looking for drugs, presumably painkillers and sedatives used to treat sick animals.
He was stuck there for 11 hours, and was found Monday morning when employees heard him yelling from the above air ducts.
The whole ordeal caused about $5,000 worth of damage to the ventilation system of the Animal Hospital.