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Would-be burglar stuck in SC store air shaft

Feb 1, 2011 1:03:00 PM - thestate.com
A man accused of trying to break into a convenience store in Orangeburg wound up getting the shaft. Or rather, wound up in the shaft.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported that officers were called to a store early Sunday after someone reported hearing voices coming from the roof of the store.

Public Safety Capt. Mike Adams says officers who went on the roof found the air ventilation system had been taken apart. They found a man who said he had been stuck in the duct work for about three hours.

He said he had been placed in the vent by three men he didn't know. But police charged 48-year-old Samuel Lee Jackson of Orangeburg is charged with second-degree burglary. It wasn't clear if he has an attorney yet.

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