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Ah, shoot! Man ends up naked, stuck in trash chute escape

Honolulu emergency crews rescue a naked man from a trash chute of a Waikiki apartment building after a physical confrontation with his roommate, police say.
Image: Police lead suspect away
Police lead the suspect away after the incident on Thursday.KITV-TV
/ Source: KHNL-TV

Honolulu emergency crews rescued a naked man from a trash chute of a Waikiki apartment building early Thursday morning.

The call to 911 was made just before 4 a.m.

A man living on the seventh floor of 1717 Ala Wai Blvd. called police to report that his roommate, who he said had been drinking heavily, physically assaulted him and threatened him with a knife.

When officers arrived, the suspect ran and jumped into the trash chute.

He lost his shorts on the way down and was stopped by the trash that had piled up to the third floor, police said.

That is where firefighters managed to pull him out.

When asked how he ended up in the trash chute, the man said, "I went for one dive."

The man refused medical treatment. Police arrested him.

Officers recovered a knife at the scene. The man faces first-degree terroristic threatening charges.

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