California man high on meth crawls into Sonoma farm fan shaft and gets trapped for TWO DAYS

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‘Hide and seek is a game for two people!’ Sheriff’s Disbelief When He Finds California Man High On Meth Stuck In Fan Shaft At Sonoma Vineyard For TWO DAYS

  • The man was found by sheriffs after someone reported his car, which was suspiciously parked next to the fan
  • Police found him in a fan shaft at a vineyard in Sonoma
  • He first told them he was a lover of antique farm equipment and crawled in to take pictures
  • Police said he had ‘much more methamphetamine’ than camera equipment
  • He was taken to hospital but has no serious injuries and is expected to survive

A California man is lucky to be alive after crawling into a farm machine while high on methamphetamine and then being trapped there for two days.

The man was not named, but he was publicly shamed by Sonoma sheriffs who shared photos of him still in the shaft on Tuesday before cutting him out.

They were alerted by his car, which he had parked next to the shaft. He also left his hat nearby.

Someone called the police to report the suspicious vehicle, and when the sheriff’s deputy showed up to investigate, they found it in the shaft.

Initially, he said he was a fan of vintage farm equipment and that he crawled in to take pictures of the fan shaft.

Given that he had “much more methamphetamine than camera equipment,” they soon found out he was lying.

He was taken to hospital and is expected to survive. The sheriff’s office says they are now recommending trespassing and drug possession charges.

The man was not named, but he was publicly shamed by Sonoma sheriffs who shared photos of him still in the shaft on Tuesday before cutting him out.

The man was not named, but he was publicly shamed by Sonoma sheriffs who shared photos of him still in the shaft on Tuesday before cutting him out.

First he said he was a lover of vintage farm equipment and that he crawled in to take pictures of the fan shaft fan

First he said he was a lover of vintage farm equipment and that he crawled in to take pictures of the fan shaft fan

The man was found by sheriffs after someone reported his car, which was suspiciously parked next to the fan

The man was found by sheriffs after someone reported his car, which was suspiciously parked next to the fan

In a good-humoured Facebook post about the incident, the Sheriff’s Office said, “Hide and seek is at least a two-player game. Let’s see why…

Early this morning, the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about a suspicious vehicle parked on private property at 2800 block of Piner Rd. A sheriff’s deputy responded and located the vehicle, but not the occupant. The vehicle was parked in a place that made no sense. The deputy saw a hat resting on a nearby farm implement and went to investigate. The deputy found much more than the hat.

“The vehicle occupant had inexplicably decided to climb into the vineyard fan shaft and became completely trapped in the shaft. He had been trapped there for two days before we found him. The fire brigade rushed out and was able to free the man from the fan shaft.

‘During the interview, the man indicated that he liked to take pictures of the engines of old agricultural machines. After a thorough investigation revealed that the farming equipment was not antique and the man had far more methamphetamine than camera equipment, the motivation for climbing the fan shaft remains a total mystery.

“We chose not to arrest him because he needed medical treatment after his accidental multi-day stay in the ventilator shaft. The Sheriff’s Office will recommend charges of trespassing and drug possession, as well as violations of both his probationary case and the pending case for which he is currently in police custody.

Fortunately for this man, the citizen called to report his vehicle, otherwise this story will end with a much more tragic result. Instead, he should fully recover and hopefully become wiser for the experience.”

Sonoma Sheriff announced the man's rescue and shared photos of it on Facebook

Sonoma Sheriff announced the man’s rescue and shared photos of it on Facebook

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