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Taking a Shorts Cut

A Honolulu man learned that life does not imitate Star Wars when he tried to lose authorities by diving down a garbage chute, losing only his dignity instead. The police were called after the suspect drunkenly assaulted his roommate and threatened him with a knife. Seeking a speedy exit from the seventh floor of his apartment building, the man entered the chute. Somewhere between there and the third floor, his shorts were ripped off, leaving him naked and stuck on top of three stories-worth of backed-up trash.

He was extracted not by R2-D2 and C-3P0, but by bemused police and firefighters, who promptly arrested him (after wrapping a towel around his waist).

Source: MSNBC