He threw caution to the wind.
A California man climbed into a large fan at a vineyard — and remained stuck for two days until authorities found him there with a bunch of meth, according to police.
The 38-year-old was discovered Tuesday by a deputy responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle parked near the Santa Rosa winery, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.
After spotting a hat on a piece of farming equipment, the deputy looked inside and found the man wedged inside.
Asked why he’d decided to go into the shaft of a vineyard fan, the man “indicated he liked to take pictures of the engines of old farm equipment,” the statement said.
But authorities noted that the farm equipment wasn’t antique — and that the man “had far more methamphetamine than camera equipment.”
“The motivation to climb into the fan shaft remains a total mystery,” the sheriff’s office said.
The man required medical treatment but is expected to recover. He will be charged with trespassing and drug possession, as well as violations of a probation case.
“Lucky for this guy the citizen called in to report his vehicle, otherwise this story ends with a far more tragic outcome,” the statement said.
“Instead he should make a full recovery and hopefully be wiser for the experience.”
Vineyard fans are used to circulate air across vines to keep grapes from freezing during colder months.
With Post wires