Laquain Deshawn Guy was charged with second-degree burglary after he got stuck in the ventilation shaft at the Arby’s in Mullins during a failed break-in attempt.
The 22-year-old was hoping to gain access to the restaurant by climbing on the roof and then sliding down through the pipe.
Guy got stuck on the way down and had to be freed by the Mullins Fire and Rescue crew after an employee heard him crying out for help and alerted authorities.
According to Mullins police Capt. Joe Graham, Guy was dehydrated, suffered some muscle damage and may have broken his arm.
Police are still looking for another person of interest who may have been involved with the burglary attempt.