The man was wearing only a shirt and underwear when he fell from the ceiling into the dining room of the restaurant at the corner of U.S. 43 and 72 in Tuscumbia. Several patrons and workers captured the bizarre incident on cellphone videos.
Police: Man with no pants falls through Waffle House ceiling
He was high as a kite, said Tuscumbia police chief Tony Logan. The chief said he couldnt immediately provide the suspects name.
The chief said investigators believe the man was attempting to enter the restaurants office through the ceiling but accidentally fell into the dining area.
Man falls through Waffle House ceiling, shoves patron in chaotic scene caught on camera
We think his plan was to rob the place, Logan said. We dont think it was in his game plan to fall through the ceiling.
Once the man fell from the ceiling, patrons tried to capture him. But, the suspect ran from the restaurant to an apparent getaway car that was driven by an accomplice, the chief said.
An off-duty Tuscumbia police sergeant was in his patrol vehicle and spotted the suspect vehicle around the time officers were dispatched to the restaurant. The sergeant chased the vehicle to neighboring Sheffield, where the suspect driver pulled into the woods and the car got stuck.
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Logan said the sergeant is seeking a felony criminal mischief warrant for the man who fell from the ceiling. Its unclear what charges his accused accomplice could face.
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – (AP) — Police in Alabama say a man not wearing any pants fell through the roof of a Waffle House during a botched burglary and fought patrons before fleeing.
The TimesDaily reports Tuscumbia police Detective Wes Holland says 27-year-old Glenn Bost is being sought on criminal mischief and burglary charges. Another suspect hasn't been identified. Police Chief Tony Logan says the Birmingham man tried to break into the restaurant's office through the ceiling.
Logan says Bost went into a bathroom, tied the door shut with his pants and climbed into the ceiling. He says an underwear-clad Bost then fell into the dining area and fought off patrons trying to detain him. Logan says Bost then fled, leaving behind his pants that contained his driver's license.