HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a man’s plans to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police.
Houston police say the man climbed a tree and onto the roof of a Family Dollar store early Sunday morning, then managed to break a hole in the roof and enter the building.
But after making his way into the store, the man fell through the ceiling just as a police officer arrived in response to a call about a potential burglary.
KHOU-TV reports that the officer ordered the unidentified man to stay on the floor. The man was later arrested.
Authorities believe the man was trying to steal cigarettes.