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WHERE’S YOUR HEAD AT? Alleged burglar’s head stuck under door

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Posted at 7:49 AM, Jun 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-27 07:49:19-04

BROCKTON, Ma. (WTVR) - A would-be thief in Massachusetts used  "the old noggin", when he allegedly tries to burglarize a business.

Brockton police said 54-year-old Manuel Fernandes tried to break in to a Rent-A-Center storage bay around midnight Tuesday, but he found himself trapped.

According to police, the suspect tried to pry open the garage door with a bed post, and when he tried to squeeze his way underneath, the door fell on his head.

Apparently, Fernandes had been stuck for nearly nine hours before a Rent-A-Center manager found him. The manager pulled out his cell phone and recorded a conversation with the suspect, who was stuck in the compromising position.

Fernandes suffered a large bruise on the back of his head from the pressure of the door and was sent to the hospital.

Police said they plan to issue a summons charging him with breaking and entering and malicious damage to property.