A would-be burglar was the architect of his own demise this
morning when he became wedged in a vent as he broke into a
Christchurch fish and chip shop.
A member of the public heard a man shouting for help from
inside a fish and chip shop on Langdons Rd, Papanui, about
2.30am, Fire Service shift manager Brent Dunn said.
"He had climbed through a vent, trying to get in."
Police called the Fire Service, and they arrived about 10
"He was stuck in the air-conditioning vent. We freed the guy,
and he was handed over to our colleagues in blue," Mr Dunn
"What was he doing there in the first place, you have to
A police spokesman said the man was stuck in the extractor
fan above the shop's cooking vats.
He was initially taken to hospital, and is now in police
- Derek Cheng of APNZ