NAPA (KCBS/CBS SF) — Fire crews had to rescue a naked man after he got trapped inside a vent shaft above a Napa Togo’s sandwich shop Tuesday morning because he mistook it for something magical.
48-year-old Robert Turbidy got himself on the roof of the Togo’s/Baskin Robbins at 269 Soscol Ave. in south Napa early Tuesday morning. He lowered himself into a crawl space using a makeshift rope that broke.
Apparently he was under the influence when he got on the roof. He later told authorities he thought the shaft was a “wishing well.”
Turbidy ended up stuck at the bottom of the crawl space. He did not have access to the businesses.
A worker at the shop said the man could be heard yelling for help Tuesday morning, saying he was drunk when he climbed inside under the mistaken impression.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the location at about 8:30 a.m. Authorities said fire crews had to demolish a part of the building to get him out.
Turbidy was transported to a hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. He will be booked into Napa County Jail for burglary and violating his probation terms.