A 50-year-old man identified as Cesar Arnoldo Gomez has been rescued after getting trapped in a tunnel that he had dug to spy on his ex-girlfriend in Puerto Penasco, northern Mexico.
Authorities has now been jailed Gomez who had previously been handed a restraining order to stay away from Griselda Santillan, 58, his former girlfriend of several years.
According to El Universal, Gomez intended to spy and surprise Santillan in case there was another man in her life.
But on Thursday, firefighters were called after the woman, who he had been in a relationship with for 14 years, heard noises at the back of her home.
Santillan told police she had thought it was cats, but that it had become louder.
She told El Universal: “I asked a neighbour to look inside who said there was nothing there, but then I noticed some shoes, tools and water. I shouted at him to get out, but he did not do anything.”
The man, who had been stuck for 24 hours, refused to leave until he was forced by emergency services.
Gomez was taken to hospital, where he was found to be suffering with severe dehydration and possible poisoning.