Man Trapped in Walls of Store for Days

He's OK after rescue in Colorado
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2014 6:05 PM CST
A man trapped in a wall at the rear of a Marshalls store in Longmont, Colo., crawls out of a hole today.   (Lewis Geyer)

(Newser) – Employees at a Marshalls store in Colorado swore they heard a voice coming from somewhere yesterday, but they couldn't quite find the source. Today it got a little louder, resulting in the rescue of a man trapped in a void between the store's interior and exterior walls, reports the Denver Channel. Fire officials in Longmont say Paul Felyk, 35, might have been stuck in there for three days, reports the Longmont Times-Call.

He was hospitalized at least briefly, though it's not clear whether he suffered any injuries. Authorities think Felyk got into the building through a roof vent and fell about 20 feet into his cramped location. They did not speculate about why he was apparently trying to get into the store in such a weird way, but the case remains under investigation. No charges have been filed so far. (It's not the only roof-related rescue this week.)

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