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Stupid Criminal Files: Pot Shop Thief Falls Through Roof, Is Arrested Upon Rescue

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A would-be pot shop burglar ended up right in the arms of the police early Tuesday morning after he fell through the business' roof and needed a rescue.

The incident took place in the wee hours in San Pedro at a marijuana dispensary at 4th and Gaffey Streets, according to City News Service. Neighbors hearing the sound of breaking glass and a man screaming for help alerted the Los Angeles Police Department, and officers were dispatched to the store.

Once on scene, police found 26-year-old Jared Escando of San Pedro, who had been trying to break in via the roof.

Lt. John Pasquariello of the LAPD Harbor Division said Escando had managed to get himself stuck between the front door and the clinic itself, nowhere near his suspected target of marijuana and money. "His drop was a little off," noted Pasquariello, who succinctly explained what went down next: "We un-trapped him and arrested him for commercial burglary." Boom!

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Escando was treated for injuries from the fall, then booked into County Jail.

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