Guy Loses House Keys, Ends Up in Jail

Pa. man busted for unpaid fines
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 15, 2016 1:03 AM CDT
Guy Loses House Keys, Ends Up in Jail
Next time he'll probably just call a locksmith.   (Shutterstock)

Police say a central Pennsylvania man who locked himself out of his house wound up locked up in jail once emergency responders realized he had unpaid court fines, reports the AP. The Altoona Mirror reports that after apparently misplacing his keys, 35-year-old Jeffrey Jones climbed onto the roof Sunday night while trying to get into his house through a window, but he had to call 911 when he got stuck. Altoona police say that's when they discovered Jones was wanted by the Blair County Sheriff's Office for failing to pay about $750 in court costs and fines. Court records show that Jones, who wasn't charged in connection with the roof climb, owes money in two active miscellaneous contempt cases. (At least he didn't try to sell drugs in a traffic courtroom.)

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