SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities rescued a man who claimed he was trapped inside a large fan at a Northern California
vineyard for two days.
According to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, the man was discovered Tuesday by a deputy responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle parked near the winery in Santa Rosa.
The deputy noticed a hat on a piece of farm equipment and then discovered the man trapped inside the shaft of a vineyard fan, where he was rescued by firefighters
“The man indicated he liked to take pictures of the engines of old farm equipment,” according to the statement. “After a thorough investigation
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
According to the office
, the 38-year-old man required medical attention but is expected to recover fully.
According to the statement, the man will face trespassing and drug possession charges, as well as probation violations.
circulate air across the vines to keep grapes from freezing during the colder months.
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