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Posted: December 10, 2014

Man secretly living above Denver bar falls through ceiling, gets stuck in wall

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            Man secretly living above Denver bar falls through ceiling, gets stuck in wall
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DENVER —

A man was cut free from the wall of a Denver sports bar and restaurant Tuesday after police say he fell 20 feet from the ceiling where he was secretly living.

According to Denver TV station KUSA, police and firefighters responded to a call about someone falling through the ceiling at the Yard House restaurant in the downtown area of Denver.

Officers spotted a man walking in the scaffolding above the restaurant but lost site of him. A short time later a water main was somehow broken, causing massive flooding in the restaurant and a neighboring hotel.

KUSA reports officers checked the ceiling area when they discovered the man had been living above the ceiling tiles of the restaurant for some time. They found bottle caps from alcoholic beverages. 

Police and firefighters then heard moaning coming from behind the wall near the front door of the restaurant. It was discovered the man was stuck in the wall and firefighters had cut the wall out to rescue him.

Police told KUSA the man apparently fell about 20 feet from the scaffolding down to the flooded area behind the wall. 

According to KUSA, the man was taken to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries and is facing charges for the damage done to the restaurant.

 

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