Angela was accused of stealing several items, including beer, from a store in Connecticut.

While supermarket employees searched for Angela, she snuck into the  supermarket’s trash compactor to hide.

The problem is: an employee turned the compactor on.

She was discovered after an employee put cardboard down a chute and turned the machine on – and then heard screams from inside.

New London Police Capt. Brian Wright said that Angela is in critical condition at a local hospital.