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Fleeing Robber Fell Through Three Hotel Room Ceilings

A man in Tennessee reportedly fell through three hotel room ceilings while allegedly trying to get away from the police, who were pursuing him for suspicion of armed robbery at a Waffle House restaurant.

According to reports, around 1:00 AM on May 28, a 31-year-old man from Harriman allegedly walked into a Waffle House in Crossville with a folding knife. He reportedly walked up to two employees and assaulted them. Before he left the eatery, he allegedly stole $388. The authorities were notified about the alleged armed robbery, and officers from the Crossville Police Department headed to the location.

Before the police arrived, the suspect ran away from the property and headed through the woods behind a Marathon gas station. He reportedly ended up in the attic at a nearby Red Roof Inn, and when someone from the hotel called to report it, they suspected it was the man involved in the restaurant robbery.

Officers went to the Red Roof, and he was still in the attic. They tried to talk to the man, but he was reportedly uncooperative and threw money at the officers. They attempted to get him to leave the attic by using bean bags and pepper spray, in addition to tasing the man, but he reportedly continued resisting. During the pursuit, the structure of the building was damaged when the suspect fell through the ceilings of three different hotel rooms.

When the police caught him, they reportedly recovered the money they believed was stolen from Waffle House.

The man was arrested, and he is facing preliminary charges of aggravated robbery, burglary, two counts of aggravated assault, and four counts of vandalism.

It was reported that there was an estimated $30,000 of damage done to the Red Roof Inn.

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