Mass. burglary suspect stuck under roll-up door

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BROCKTON (AP) - Brockton police say a burglary suspect got his head stuck underneath a roll-up loading bay door when he apparently couldn't pry it open.

Police Officer Stan David tells The Enterprise newspaper officers who responded to a Rent-A-Center store Tuesday morning found 53-year-old Manuel Fernandez trapped with a piece of a metal bed frame he had apparently used to try to open the door.

David said Fernandez was taken to a hospital to be checked for a large bruise on the back of his head.

Store manager John Rodriguez said he found Fernandez at about 8:45 a.m. He said Fernandez told him he'd been there since midnight. Rodriguez said Fernandez first said he was trying to fix the door, then asked him to let him go because he hadn't taken anything.