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Beer Burglary Bungled, Raleigh Police Say

Posted October 17, 2007

— A burglar's attempt to take some cold brews from a Raleigh convenience store collapsed -- literally -- when he fell through the ceiling.

The Raleigh Police Department released surveillance video taken Oct. 10 showing a man reaching down from the ceiling, through the ceiling tiles, in an attempt to steal alcoholic beverages from the coolers of the Wilco Hess convenience store at 3912 Western Blvd.

During the process, the ceiling fell, sending the suspect to the floor. He then attempted to leave through the door of the store. Unable to open the locked door, he tried to smash his way through the door glass. When that didn’t work, he fled – apparently empty-handed – through a rear exit, setting off the alarm.

The Raleigh Police Department is trying to identify, locate and arrest the burglary, believe to be a white man, about 6 feet tall, weighing about 180 pounds. He may have cuts and bruises around his left eye that resulted from the fall into the store.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at (919) 890-3555.


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  • lynddsy Oct 18, 2007

    if this dude needs a beer this bad i'll buy him one! lol!

  • whatusay Oct 18, 2007

    Calvin...do you know this dude?

  • lilreno is in the wind Oct 18, 2007

    I want to party with this IDIOT.......NOT! ;0)

  • getrealpeople Oct 17, 2007

    The guv said save water...drink beer! He is following the new water restrictions!

  • oldrebel Oct 17, 2007

    He should have reached for the Lite beer. Then the ceiling would have held.

  • yeahright2 Oct 17, 2007

    This thug needs a job. On second thought, do you want this idiot working for you?

  • camphost Oct 17, 2007

    You can't fix stupid!!!

  • Network dude Oct 17, 2007

    Where was yogi when this occured? Gandalf, that was AWWWWWWWSOME. :-)

  • jhnewman Oct 17, 2007

    Three items to consider:

    1. If I were an attorney, I would assist this young man in suing his parents for ever having copulated.

    2. His actions could not have been pre-meditated, because that term implies one has a brain.

    3. I am going to call the zoo and have them do a head count at the monkey cage.

  • Sessy - Italiana Oct 17, 2007

    LOL what a MORON!!!!!!!!!!!