Los Angeles police said a newspaper vendor is lucky to be alive after being locked inside his wooden stand for four days without food or water. Investigators said the 84-year-old vendor somehow became locked inside his wooden structure near Western Avenue and Pico Boulevard and was rescued Monday after a passerby reported hearing moaning coming from inside the structure. Officer Eric Mollinedo tweeted a picture of the man being lifted out of the newspaper stand by responding officers who cut through the lock on a structure. The man was taken to a hospital to be treated for dehydration and malnutrition. Police said the man was in stable condition and is recovering.