Burglar busted after getting trapped in vent inside Queens bar

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Friday, March 3, 2017

ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- 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.