Cops: Burglar Drops In for Dinner, Literally

They don't make restaurant ceilings like they used to
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2015 2:02 PM CST
Justin Grimes   (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – A would-be thief allegedly decided to drop in for dinner—literally—at a Florida eatery Tuesday evening, WESH reports. Police say diners at Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet in Daytona Beach heard noises coming from the ceiling shortly before 30-year-old Justin Grimes fell through it. Patrons sprung into action, holding Grimes down until officers arrived. According to WFTV, police believe Grimes got into the ceiling through the bathroom and was attempting to make his way to the restaurant's office to steal money when he fell through the ceiling. WESH reports the restaurant's manager found broken ceiling tiles and a pair of shoes in the office, but it's unclear how they got there. Grimes has been charged with burglary. (Read more Florida stories.)

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