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Burglary suspect arrested after getting stuck between walls

LOS ANGELES (CNN)- – A man wanted in connection with a burglary investigation was rescued and then arrested after he got wedged between a wall and garage in Los Angeles. 

Bettina Cusumano said she couldn’t believe what happened when she woke up Thursday morning at her home in the 10400 block of Whipple Street. 

“I was in the backyard with the dogs…” she said. “I something was wrong because they were going crazy.”

Cusumano said she received a phone call from her husband telling her that someone was lodged between their home. 

Police say they received a call about the incident around 8 a.m. 

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Firefighters quickly got to work, breaking through the heavy cinder blocks. 

The suspect got in, but couldn’t get out. 

Captain Roy Paige said, “There was about a 16-inch gap that he had. He’d been there since about midnight last night.”

LAPD say the suspect was involved in a burglary that happened in the same area Wednesday night. 

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