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Burglar falls from bank drive-thru ceiling into recycling bin

A 27-year-old man was arrested in Ohio after police, responding to a burglar alarm, watched him fall out of an access point to a bank.
Posted at 6:32 PM, Jul 27, 2023

A 27-year-old man was arrested early Thursday morningafter police in Huron, Ohio — who were responding to a burglar alarm — watched the man fall out of an access panel and into a recycling bin placed underneath. 

It happened around 2 a.m. local time at a bank.

Police responded to the alarm and searched the area but didn't see anyone. Moments later, officers heard noises coming from inside the awning over the drive-thru of the bank. 

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The girl told dispatchers that a man driving a white van on a Florida interstate abducted her friend at gunpoint.


Body camera footage from police shows a hatch open on the underside of the awning, and the man drops out and lands inside of a blue recycling bin.

Police immediately took the man into custody. He's been charged with breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools: Both fifth-degree felonies. 

He was also charged with safe-cracking, which is a fourth-degree felony in Ohio.

The man is currently being held in jail because he did not yet post a $50,000 bond.

This story was originally published by Drew Scofield at Scripps News Cleveland