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Would-Be Burglar Gets Stuck in Restaurant Grease Vent for Nearly 7 Hours, Say Police

Kevin Michael Harley (North Charleston Police Dept.)
Kevin Michael Harley (North Charleston Police Dept.)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (CBS/AP) Officials say a would-be burglar who tried to break into a South Carolina restaurant found himself in a tight and a greasy situation.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported a man allegedly tried to break into a North Charleston restaurant by climbing down a grease vent.

Police say he got stuck and had to wait almost seven hours until he could be freed.

North Charleston Police said the man was discovered shortly before 5 a.m. Monday when an employee heard someone calling for help.

Police arrived to find a foot dangling in a vent above a stove.

Kevin Michael Harley of North Charleston was charged with second-degree burglary.