Firefighters rescue man who wedged inside wall to evade cops

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MONROVIA, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man wanted on a probation violation has been rescued by firefighters after he became wedged inside a wall of his home while trying to hide from police.

Officials say Steven Shuler was trying to avoid arrest Monday when he squeezed down a narrow hole in the attic floor near the chimney at his home in Monrovia.

Morgan Township Fire Chief Miguel Ongay says Shuler had to stay in his 16 inch-wide hiding place for more than a day because he couldn’t climb out. A visiting friend found him Tuesday morning and called firefighters to retrieve him.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Cpl. Ryan Swank says Shuler was arrested Tuesday on the probation violation and is being held at the county jail.

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