Robber falls from ceiling into police custody

HOUSTON – A burglar looking to make a quick score at a Family Dollar had quite the fall Sunday morning.

The burglar had climbed on the roof at the store and managed to weasel his way into the ceiling, where he promptly fell in front of a nearby Houston police officer.

Houston police received a call of a potential burglary at the store, and a nearby unit pulled up just in time as the suspect fell through the ceiling. The officer immediately ordered the suspect to stay on the floor, where he was taken into custody.

Police said the man, who was working on his own, managed to climb a tree next to the building and busted a hole in the roof to gain entry. Police believe the suspect was attempting to break in to steal cigarettes.


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