Police: intoxicated burglar got ‘trapped’ in building

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A burglar yelled for help after he broke into an industrial building in Shippensburg and was too intoxicated to find his way out, State Police wrote in a press release. 

Police say 21-year-old Patrick C. Koch used a pipe to break windows at Domestic Casting's location on North Queen Street at 12:30 a.m. Thursday. 

“The accused then continued through the building and became 'trapped' as he was too intoxicated to find his way out of the plastic doorway,” they wrote in a press release.

Police say he used the pipe to bang on a wall in the machine room and yell “Let me out!” Koch was then found by workers at the plant. 

Koch has been charged with criminal mischief, burglary, criminal trespassing and public drunkenness. He was release from Cumberland County Prison on $20,000 bail. 

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