California man high on meth crawls into fan shaft at a Sonoma vineyard and gets stuck for TWO DAYS
- The man was found by sheriffs after someone reported his car, that was parked suspiciously next to the fan
- Cops found him inside the shaft of a fan on a vineyard in Sonoma
- He told them at first he was an antique farming equipment enthusiast, and had crawled inside to take pictures
- Cops said he had ‘much more methamphetamine on him’ than camera equipment
- He was taken to the hospital but doesn’t have any major injuries and is expected to survive
A California man is lucky to be alive after crawling into a piece of farming equipment while high on methamphetamine then getting stuck there for two days.
The man was not named but he was publicly shamed by Sonoma sheriffs who shared photos of him still inside the shaft, before they cut him out, on Tuesday.
They were alerted to him by his car, which he’d parked next to the shaft. He has also left his hat nearby.
Someone called the cops to report the suspicious vehicle and when the sheriff’s deputy showed up to investigate, they found him inside the shaft.
At first, he said he was a vintage farming equipment enthusiast and he’d crawled inside to take pictures of the fan shaft.
Given the fact he had ‘far more methamphetamine than camera equipment’, they quickly figured out he was lying.
He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. The sheriff’s office says they now recommend charges of trespassing and drug possession.
The man was not named but he was publicly shamed by Sonoma sheriffs who shared photos of him still inside the shaft, before they cut him out, on Tuesday
At first, he said he was a vintage farming equipment enthusiast and he’d crawled inside to take pictures of the fan shaft
The man was found by sheriffs after someone reported his car, that was parked suspiciously next to the fan
In a good-humored Facebook post about the incident, the Sheriff’s Office said: ‘Hide and seek is a two player game, at a minimum. Let’s find out why…
‘Early this morning, the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle parked on private property in the 2800 block of Piner Rd. A deputy responded and located the vehicle, but not the occupant. The vehicle was parked in a location that made no sense. The deputy saw a hat resting on a nearby piece of farm equipment and went over to investigate. The deputy found way more than the hat.
‘The occupant of the vehicle had, inexplicably, decided to climb into the shaft of the vineyard fan and became completely stuck inside the shaft. He had been stuck there for two days before we found him. The Fire Department responded and was able to extricate the man out of the fan shaft.
‘When interviewed, the man indicated he liked to take pictures of the engines of old farm equipment. After a thorough investigation which revealed the farm equipment wasn’t antique and the man had far more methamphetamine than camera equipment, the motivation to climb into the fan shaft remains a total mystery.
‘We elected to not arrest him as he required medical treatment after his unintended multi-day stay in the fan shaft. The Sheriff’s Office will be recommending charges of trespassing and drug possession, as well as violations of both his probation case and the pending case for which he is currently out of custody on pre-trial release.
‘Lucky for this guy the citizen called in to report his vehicle, otherwise this story ends with a far more tragic outcome. Instead he should make a full recovery and hopefully be wiser for the experience.’
Sonoma Sheriff announced the man’s rescue and shared photos of it on Facebook