Man stuck inside giant fan at California vineyard for two days

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.

The 38-year-old man claimed he was taking pictures of a big fan, according to authorities.
The 38-year-old man claimed he was taking pictures of a big fan, according to authorities.

“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.

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