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Cleveland worker found locked in cooler inside restaurant, taken to nearby hospital

Posted at 12:50 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 12:50:20-04

CLEVELAND — A call to police about a possible burglary at a Cleveland restaurant Wednesday morning took an unexpected turn when a worker was found stuck inside a walk-in cooler.

According to Cleveland police, officers responded to the 1200 block of Old River Road around 8 a.m. for a potential break-in after employees found a door open when they arrived.

Authorities said that some work was being done on the coolers inside the building and the man lost consciousness after entering one yesterday.

Police said they are unsure what caused the man to lose consciousness. After being rescued, the man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.