Oil frees burglary suspect from vent

Nov 16, 2007 Read more: The Indianapolis Star 24
Authorities used vegetable oil off a grocery shelf as a lubricant to free a burglary suspect who was trapped for at least an hour inside the store's vent shaft. Read more
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Dumb Suspect

Chelsea, MI

#1 Nov 16, 2007
I wish I did not eat those Dunkin Donuts before my burglary! I am suing them for adding so many pounds in a short amount of time.

Chelsea, MI

#2 Nov 16, 2007
After they poured the oil, the heat kicked on and it smelled like a turkey cooking downtown in Thorntown.
Politically Incorrect

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Nov 16, 2007
He should sue the Grocery Store for making their vent shafts to narrow......he could win millions.

The American Way.
Colt Fan Dan

Noblesville, IN

#4 Nov 16, 2007
can you say DUMBASS

“I <3 Antiques!”

Since: Jul 07


#6 Nov 16, 2007
Please submit this article to the darwinawards.com !

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Nov 16, 2007
I am from Thorntown. I want to know how much money he thought he was going to get from a small grocery store...that hardly anyone shops at

“This is Jack and Bear”

Since: Sep 07

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Nov 16, 2007
....and before he went into the vent he was heard to say, "hey y'all watch this".
11th generation american

Claypool, IN

#11 Nov 16, 2007
how many times do you have to read about someone getting stuck in vents etc...before people notice .. you get stuck in vents don't do it!!!

United States

#12 Nov 16, 2007
Here's yer sign!
Dirk Diggler

United States

#13 Nov 16, 2007
What a goober!!!!
Ya Gotta Wonder

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Nov 16, 2007
Hope they didn't fire him from his job. He might sue for wrongful termination. LOL

Atlanta, GA

#15 Nov 16, 2007
Almost Retired wrote:
Please submit this article to the darwinawards.com !
Best he would get is atleast an honorable mention since you have to die to win the award. However, I'm not 100% this would even qualify for HM

“Monkey See, Monkey Do”

Since: Oct 07


#16 Nov 16, 2007
"Oil frees burglary suspect from vent"

now THAT is some smart oil. Yet another great headline by the Star.
heres a thought

United States

#18 Nov 16, 2007
criminals are stupid.

United States

#19 Nov 16, 2007
slip slide away slip slide and now he goes away (jail)
Some thoughts

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Nov 16, 2007
Should have tossed him a cigarette and a lighter as well.

Oh, that would have burnt the merchandise.

United States

#22 Nov 16, 2007
He wasn't as slick as he thought he was, was he?

Pleasanton, CA

#23 Nov 16, 2007
Troll ... two great posts!

Bridgeport, WV

#24 Nov 16, 2007
Tell ya'll what, that boy is slick, ain't he?

Denver, CO

#25 Nov 16, 2007
This was one of the funniest stories I have seen in a long time. I hope this young man learned his lesson. I would think the embarrisment would have been enough to keep him in the house for a long time. lol

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