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Two Men Steal Beer, Scale Down Side Of Hotel To Avoid Cops

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Two beer thieves in Santa Ana channeled their inner daredevils last night when, in an apparent attempt to outwit and outrun the cops, they scaled down the side of a ten-story hotel.

It all began when Gabriel Sauceda, 22, and Chad Walker, 20, stole four cases of beer from the same Arco gas station at two different times, one at 5:20 p.m. and another at 6:20 p.m., according to ABC7. Authorities were called to the gas station after the second theft, where they learned that the two were part of a party that was being thrown at the Embassy Suites Hotel nearby.

When officers arrived at the party, which was being thrown on the tenth floor, Sauceda and Walker attempted to scale down the side of the building, jumping from balcony to balcony in a desperate attempt for freedom.

It didn't go so well: Sauceda eventually fell and broke his leg. He had to be rescued by firefighters and lowered to the ground by a ladder, where he was promptly arrested along with Walker. The two have been booked on burglary charges, according to ABC7.

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