Video obtained by WJW allegedly shows the suspect, 27-year-old Tristan Heidl, stealing a recycling can from a nearby business.
Huron Police Chief Terry Graham told WJW, “He took the can over to the bank and used it as a prop to hoist himself up and get into the ceiling of the bank.”
Police body camera footage obtained by WJW shows the moment the accused was trying to get out of the ceiling. He dropped his backpack to the ground and was attempting to crawl out himself when police yelled for him to get on the ground.
Heidl then fell out of the ceiling and landed in the recycling bin he initially used to get into the ceiling, footage allegedly shows.
Officers ordered the suspect on the ground and then helped get him out of the recycling bin. He was not injured in the fall, authorities said.
“He was cooperative once he was apprehended," Graham told WJW. "He answered the officers questions truthfully and he just said he was broke.”
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He was booked into the Erie County Jail and is being held on a $50,000 bond.
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