LONGMONT – Police believe the man they rescued from the wall of a Marshalls store Tuesday morning had been trapped there for up to three days.
According to the Longmont Police Department, employees called dispatch at around 9:30 a.m. when the heard the man, identified as 35-year-old Paul Felyk, yelling. They couldn't figure out where the noises were coming from, but they thought he was inside the store.
Police say employees heard Felyk yelling Monday as well, but couldn't figure out where the noises were coming from.
When the police and fire departments arrived, they say they heard the Felyk yelling and tried to find him. They eventually found him trapped between an exterior and interior wall.
The space was big enough for Felyk to lay down in, according to police, however he could not get out. Firefighters ultimately had to break part of the exterior wall. The man was out of the wall as of 10:03 a.m.
Police say the man was in pain after the incident but could move. They say he crawled out of the space on his own and was extremely cold.
Felyk was taken to the hospital in fair condition.
Police say the Felyk is possibly a transient. He is being investigated for criminal trespass, but is not yet under arrest.
Authorities don't know why or how the man was in the crawl space, which is accessible from the roof.
The Marshalls store is located at 205 E. Ken Pratt Blvd.
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