Woman Screams as Ex Falls Through Her Ceiling

Tyler Bergkamp, 25, is arrested in Kansas
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2018 9:50 AM CDT
Ex-Boyfriend Falls Through Woman's Living-Room Ceiling
This file photo shows a hole in a ceiling.   (AP Photo)

A Kansas woman was surprised to see her ex-boyfriend show up unexpectedly Thursday night—when his legs broke through her living room ceiling, the Salina Journal reports. It apparently began when the woman, unnamed by police, came home to find her door locked with the chain on. Concerned that her estranged husband was inside with her three children, she called police, who looked around and found nothing. Roughly two hours later she and her 29-year-old boyfriend heard a loud noise and he went looking in the garage, police say. That's when the boyfriend heard her scream.

He ran into the living room and saw her ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Tyler Bergkamp of Salina, hanging through the living room ceiling. The boyfriend pulled him down and they struggled, with Bergkamp apparently pulling a knife and threatening to kill them both, KSAL reports. Police arrived to find the two men struggling outside. Bergkamp was arrested and accused of crimes including stalking, aggravated burglary, and possession of methamphetamine. The woman's three children, aged 5 and under, were home but unharmed during the melee. (More stalking stories.)

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