PICO RIVERA (AP) — A man fell through the ceiling of a Pico Rivera shop on Saturday, landing in the arms of sheriffs who were searching for the suspected burglar of three businesses.
The Whittier Daily News reports that 23-year-old Jose Parada has been booked on suspicion of burglary after Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglar alarm at William’s Boots at 7 a.m.
County sheriff Sgt. Debbie Gallego says a responding deputy saw someone inside nearby De La Cruz Jewelry, and called in a K-9 unit for a search.
Deputies sprayed pepper spray into the attic of the store shortly before Parada fell through the ceiling. A nearby antique store was also burglarized.
Parada is being held in lieu of $20,5000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday.
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