Man rescued from tunnel he dug to spy on his ex-wife

2019-04-30 13:30
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A Mexican man nearly buried himself alive while trying to spy on his ex-wife, Metro reports.

Fifty-year-old Cesar Arnoldo Gomez ended up getting stuck in a tunnel for more than 24 hours. 

He allegedly spent a week digging it under the home of his ex-spouse, Griselda Santillán (58).Griselda began to suspect something was going on as she heard strange noises coming from the back of her house, but thought it was stray animals. 

It was only when the noises got more intense on Thursday that she went to investigate.

“I asked a neighbour to look inside who said there was nothing there, but then I noticed some shoes, tools and water,” she recalls.

“I shouted at him to get out, but he did not do anything.” 

According to local news reports, Cesar and Griselda were together for 14 years until she called it quits because he was too jealous.Following the divorce, Cesar was ordered by a court to stay away from Griselda because of domestic violence charges brought against him.

However, he didn’t comply and ended up accidentally trapped in the tunnel.

Rescuers were called in to remove Cesar from the tunnel, after he refused to leave. He was treated in hospital for dehydration following his rescue and then sent straight to jail for violating his restraining order.

Sources: METRO, INDEPENDENT, ITV

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