A suspected bank burglar has given a whole new meaning to “taking out the trash” after he landed perfectly into a trash recycling bin before being detained by officers.
Officers in Ohio from the Huron police department watched as the suspected bank robber dropped from a hatch in the bank’s drive-thru ceiling.
“In my 35-plus years in law enforcement, this is the first time I ever saw a suspect fall into a garbage can,” said Huron Police Chief Terry Graham.
The department stated that around 2:12 a.m. Wednesday, they received an alarm from the VacationLand Federal Credit Union.
After arriving on the scene, officers could hear noises coming from inside the roof area over the drive-thru.
The officers quietly waited for the suspect to drop from the roof access panel and land in a trash can beneath before approaching and apprehending him.
“I am most impressed with our officers’ patience in a very difficult situation,” the chief said. “The tactics they used, I think, substantially contributed to no one being injured and the suspect being taken into custody.”
Chief Graham said the suspect was able to gain entry to the bank but was not able to access any currency and left empty-handed.
“He did get inside the bank and attempt to open numerous areas in the bank that contain money,” the chief said.
Tristan Heidl, 27, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools, and safecracking.
Heidl is being held in the Erie County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
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