Would-be thief gets stuck under garage door
BROCKTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- A man's head got stuck under a garage door when police say he tried to break into a Brockton business on Tuesday.
Things did not go quite as planned for Manuel Hernandez. An employee at Brockton Rent-A-Center found him around 9 a.m. stuck under the store’s a heavy metal door. Hernandez had been trapped there 9 for hours.
“Obviously the employee was surprised and certain that opening up in the morning was the last thing that he expected to see and he immediately called police,” said Det. Lt. Paul Bonanca, Brockton Police Department.
The employee captured cell phone pictures of Hernandez. Authorities say the 54-year-old suspect used a metal bed post to pry open the store’s back garage door. He was successful in raising the door seven or eight inches, but as he began to shimmy his way in, the garage door came down pinning his head to the ground.
“He tried to say he was there for a legitimate purpose but obviously with prying open the garage door and the position that he was found, it’s obvious that his purpose was criminal in nature,” said Det. Lt. Bonanca.
Hernandez was taken to the hospital for a bruise on his head.
Police plan to charge Hernandez with breaking and entering and malicious damage to property.