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Photo: Man Awkwardly Gets Stuck In Storm Drain While Fleeing From Police

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An alleged thief who attempted to steal a car fled from a sheriff's deputy—and wound up getting awkwardly stuck in a storm drain.

According to ABC 7, the suspect allegedly attempted to steal a vehicle in the 1800 block of Goodvale Road in Canyon Country around 5:30 p.m. Saturday when he was spotted by an off-duty Ventura County Sheriff's deputy. The suspect then tried to flee, and was chased by a deputy.

The suspect, identified by NBC L.A. as Josue Fernandez, ended up on the 2700 block of Walnut Springs Avenue, where he was found wedged into a storm drain.

Firefighters had to remove Fernandez from the drain before he was arrested, and booked at a nearby jail around 8 p.m. That leaves a couple of hours in the timeline there during which Fernandez was stuck in the drain. Wonder what he and the authorities talked about?

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Perhaps Pennywise the clown offered him some candy he couldn't resist: