Man charged with burglary after being stuck in pizzeria vent

PENFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — A man rescued from an oven vent at a western new York pizzeria is now facing burglary charges.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s office says deputies arrived at Pontillo’s Pizzeria in suburban Rochester at 3:45 a.m. Friday after someone reported a man yelling for help. They found 53-year-old Richard Graham of Rochester stuck in ductwork that led from an oven to a roof vent.

After Penfield firefighters pulled him out, Graham was checked out at a hospital before being arraigned in town court on burglary and criminal mischief charges. The sheriff’s office says Graham caused over $2,000 in damage to the restaurant.

Graham was sent to the county jail without bail because he’s considered a repeat offender.

It couldn’t be immediately determined if he has a lawyer to comment.

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