Shoplifting through the roof

UTC hiding in a cavity ceiling

Thank you to a keen UTC reader who alerted the old boy to the case of enterprising shoplifter Kristina Perkins of Florida who had a novel idea for escaping arrest after her latest bout of light-fingered criminal activity.

The resourceful Perkins, 37, allegedly climbed into the roof of a Big Lots store by removing some tiles in the ‘rest rooms’ so she could get into the ceiling space. Somewhat bizarrely, it took the (presumably heavily armed) police an astonishing five hours to get the perp out of the roofspace before she was promptly huckled on charges of criminal mischief, petty theft and resisting law enforcement.

God loves a trier.

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