Burglar Falls Through Ceiling
A Gainesville man lands in jail on charges of an early morning break-in, but surveillance video shows it wasn't the only hard landing he took.
36-year-old Donnell Merriex is seen falling through the ceiling of the High Tides tobacco shop in southwest Gainesville Tuesday morning. Merriex was arrested Wednesday for burglary and property damage after police say they found his fingerprints inside the business. Damage was estimated at around $10,000.
Eventually he does get out through the ceiling. Once in custody, police noticed his face seemed familiar; they say he's here in another surveillance video stealing cigarettes from a Kangaroo gas station last Friday. Police say Merriex confessed to the crime.
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