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Man Stuck In Wall For 3 Days: Drugs, Stargazing Led To Unplanned Excursion

LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) - A man stuck inside a Longmont store's walls for three days said he found himself in the jam because of drugs and a desire for "a better view of the stars."

That bizarre revelation follows the quirky case of Paul Felyk, 35, who fell from a Marshalls' roof more than a week ago into a tight space in between the building's walls.

Paul Felyk
Paul Felyk (credit: Boulder County Sheriff)

(Video by John Bear, Longmont Times-Call)

According to court records, Felyk told police his troubles began after he was having problems with a female friend. He said he stopped in the Marshalls parking lot to use some meth, then climbed to the top of the building because he "wanted a better view of the stars."

Eventually he fell more than 20 feet through a void in the roof and was trapped.

After lingering in the void for three days, he called for help. Store employees notified emergency personnel, who responded with power saws and other tools to free him.

After spending several days in the hospital, Felyk was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal mischief and drug possession.

That's where things turn bizarre.

Felyk told police that his relationship problems stemmed from worrying about his female friend who he said is "unknowingly part of a drug-trafficking ring that utilizes time travel, identity theft, and real-estate fraud to move drugs."

He also told police they could search his car and that they would find it unlocked. According to police, Felyk said he believed someone possesses an electronic device that unlocks his car without his knowledge. He went on to explain this must be "related to my research with crystals and time travel."

Police found several syringes that later tested positive for meth.

Investigators also found stolen property in his car which is where the burglary charges stem from. He declined an interview with CBS4, but he is being held at the Boulder County Jail on $10,000 bond.

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