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San Jose Marijuana Dispensary Burglary Suspect Arrested After Stuck In Elevator Shaft

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Evidence from a robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary on Hillsdale Ave. in San Jose, January 21, 2014. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Evidence from a robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary on Hillsdale Ave. in San Jose, January 21, 2014. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A man who had allegedly burglarized a medical marijuana dispensary in San Jose was arrested Tuesday morning after hiding in an elevator shaft and then getting stuck.

Police said the man broke into the Haze dispensary at 1814 Hillsdale Ave. by getting in through the roof.

The alarm company said the burglar tripped the alarm and an a live audio feed provided information of what was happening inside during the incident.

Apparently, the suspect decided to hide inside a cramped elevator shaft as dozens of police officers descended on the site. A canine unit was brought in and found his location.

Police said the unidentified suspect complained of pain after being stuck in the elevator shaft for more than three hours.

A couple years ago, the police department warned the city that legalizing medical marijuana sales would lead to an increased demand for police resources.

A total of 35 police officers responded to the incident

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