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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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