An Indiana man tried to hide from cops in his attic and eventually needed their help after getting stuck.
Steven Shuler, of Monrovia, was being sought on April 20, 2015 on charges of domestic battery and intimidation. His wife told authorities he wasn’t there and the cops left.
Police returned the next day in efforts to catch him and this time the wife came clean – and she asked for their help. She said her husband had hid from them the previous day by getting into a narrow hole in his attic floor. But he got wedged in the 16-inch wide gap and couldn’t climb out when cops left.
“He’s not going to be happy,” the woman told cops, “but he’s trapped in the wall and we need your help.”
Police called for help from the Monroe Township Fire Department, who sent a team with a chainsaw to cut open the roof and free the wanted suspect. But Shuler wasn’t “free” for long. He was immediately taken to the Morgan County Jail on his outstanding charges.