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84-Year-Old Man Rescued After 4 Days Trapped Inside Newspaper Stand

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An 84-year-old newspaper vendor is in the hospital after trapping himself inside his own newspaper stand for four days. The vendor, whose identity has not been revealed, operates a newspaper stand at Western Avenue and Pico Boulevard in Harvard Heights, KTLA reports. The man accidentally locked himself inside the stand and was trapped there for four days until someone walking by happened to hear moaning coming from inside the stand and called the police.

Rescuers were able to cut the lock and pull the man out. The man was taken to the hospital to be treated for malnourishment and dehydration. With this winter heatwave, temperatures inside the box climbed up into the 90s, according to a tweet from LAPD Officer Senior Lead Officer Eric Mollinedo. The man remained hospitalized as of this morning.