Not only does this burglar suck at burgling, he's lucky to be alive after spending two days trapped in a Chinese restaurant's grease vent.

The guy was eventually found when somebody heard his muffled cries for help. The business he was trying to steal from had been closed for months.

First responders arrived and could only see the man's leg and foot hanging out of an exhaust vent above the stove area. Firefighters had to dismantle the vent to free him.

"First off we can confirm this man was not Santa Claus and did not have legal authority to be here," said Sgt. Ray Kelly. Once freed, the suspect was taken to a hospital to get checked out.

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