Burglar busted after getting trapped in vent inside Queens bar

An attempt to burglarize a Queens business called "Winners Bar" turned out to be a losing proposition for the unlucky burglar after he became trapped inside.

Police say 26-year-old George Romero allegedly climbed into an exhaust vent early on Thursday morning after the Elmhurst bar closed.

That's when Romero got stuck until he was discovered at 10:45 a.m., but police have not said who found the burglar.


He was arrested at the scene and is expected to face burglary and criminal mischief charges.

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