A naked New York man was rescued Friday after spending days stuck inside a wall in a theater, New York Post reports.
The Syracuse fire department was called around 7:30 a.m. after receiving a call from a Landmark Theater employee who heard a man banging on the walls and yelling for help. Firefighters drilled a hole in a wall and used a fiber-optic camera to find his precise location and the best way to free him. The 39-year-old man was rescued after authorities cut through several layers of drywall and structural clay tile.
Mike Intaglietta, executive director of Landmark Theater, said the man was seen wandering around the theater earlier in the week, but after losing track of his whereabouts, they assumed he had left. “I don’t know if he was entering to keep warm or to use the bathroom,” Intaglietta said. “I don’t know.”
Syracuse Fire Deputy Chief John Kane suspects the man managed to get into a crawl space where he hid for two days before getting trapped after falling into a space in the wall of the men’s bathroom. The man was taken to a local hospital. Even though he didn’t have any visible injuries, Kane believes he probably suffered from dehydration.
No criminal charges have been filed against him.