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Crews rescue man stuck in grease vent of empty restaurant

December 12, 2018
This photo provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows a man who was possibly trying to burglarize an abandoned Chinese restaurant in San Lorenzo, Calif., trapped in a grease vent before he was rescued Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Officials say he had been trapped for two days. Deputies and firefighters were called to the vacant building on Wednesday after someone heard cries for help. The sheriff tweeted that the man was trespassing and possibly trying to burglarize the empty restaurant. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP)

SAN LORENZO, Calif. (AP) — A man who authorities say was possibly trying to burglarize an abandoned Chinese restaurant has been rescued from the grease vent, where officials say he had been trapped for two days.

The Alameda County sheriff’s office says deputies and firefighters were called to the vacant building in San Lorenzo on Wednesday after someone heard cries for help.

The office says that when officials arrived they found the grease-covered man stuck inside the metal vent.

Sgt. Ray Kelly tells the San Francisco Chronicle the man was in generally good condition despite being exposed to the elements.

Kelly says the unidentified man was taken to a hospital, and deputies will decide later whether to book him into jail or issue a citation.

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