El Universal, a Mexican newspaper stated that the man dug the tunnel under the woman’s house. The newspaper said that the woman informed the police that during the week, she heard noises that sounded like scratching but just assumed it was from a cat. However, as the sound became louder, she then investigated and subsequently found her ex boyfriend trapped, according to the report. She recalled that she ended the relationship of 14 years due to the jealousy of the ex partner.
According to the police it appeared as if the man was intoxicated and very dehydrated, after they retrieved him from out of the tunnel.