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Burglary suspect falls through restaurant roof

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Posted at 9:26 PM, Jul 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-11 21:26:00-04

 BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A man who deputies say was trying to rob a pharmacy fell through the roof of a strip mall, landing in a Thai restaurant.

 

      The Bradenton Herald reports a K-9 nabbed 29-year-old Byron Newville, who was hiding in a freezer when deputies arrived at Thai Spice restaurant early Thursday. Deputies unleashed the dog, which bit Newville on the right thigh.

 

      A 911 caller spotted someone was climbing onto the roof of the shopping center around 4 a.m. Deputies requested a fire truck to lift them and a dog onto the roof.

 

      Deputies saw "heavy damage" to the roof over the restaurant and a blood pattern that indicated the suspect was injured.

 

      He was treated a hospital and will be charged with burglary when he's released.