Colorado rescue crews extract man believed trapped for days in store wall – Fox News
November 11, 2014: A man trapped in a wall at the rear of a Marshalls store in Longmont, Colo., crawls out of a hole and onto a backboard. Longmont Police Sgt. Matt Cage said Paul Felyk, 35, was taken to Longmont United Hospital after falling about 20 feet inside the walls and becoming trapped. (AP Photo/The Daily Times Call, Lewis Geyer)
Police and firefighters in a Colorado town were forced to slice through a department store to free a man who is believed to have trapped himself between two walls of the store for at least two days.
The Longmont Times-Call reported that firefighters spent approximately 30 minutes Tuesday morning freeing 35-year-old Paul Felyk from a vacant space between the interior and exterior walls of a Marshalls store. As crews opened a hole in the store’s exterior wall, the paper reported that Felyk crawled out and was taken to a local hospital. A police spokesman said Felyk remained hospitalized Tuesday afternoon with injuries to his lower extremities.
Marshalls employees told police that they had heard a man yelling Monday morning, but didn’t know where he was. On Tuesday, they figured out that the man was yelling through a hole in the store’s back wall.
Police say Felyk had entered the building through the roof before falling about 20 feet. It was not immediately clear exactly how long he had been there.
Investigators said Felyk was able to push notes that attempted to describe where he was under the interior wall of the store. One of those notes was dated Nov. 8., leading police to believe that he’d been there since Saturday, though that could not be immediately confirmed.
Felyk is thought to be a transient, and the Times-Call reported that he has prior convictions for robbery, trespassing, assault, driving …read more