CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of trying to steal copper from a San Diego-area building was rescued Monday after he became entangled in copper tubes and wiring.
Police say officers were called to an empty warehouse in Chula Vista Monday morning after a passerby heard someone calling for help.
Officers found a man hanging upside down from the ceiling. Fire officials say he apparently fell through a skylight and became entangled in dozens of copper tubes and wires from an air conditioning unit.
He was pulled onto the roof, cut free, and taken to a hospital for examination.