- Man and woman broke into Bowls and Brews restaurant in Ojai, Florida, on Halloween morning
- Surveillance video capture the woman crashing through the ceiling
- Despite the fall, her accomplice managed to get away with bottles of wine and several hundred dollars in cash
A woman trying to break into a restaurant in Florida on Halloween got her just desserts when the force of gravity sent her tumbling from the ceiling, in an incident that was caught on surveillance video.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday released the recording in an effort to generate tips that would lead to the perpetrators’ capture.
According to a press release from the agency, at around 3.40am on October 31, deputies responded to a call about a burglary at Bowls and Brews restaurant in the 100 block of North Ventura Avenue in Ojai. Surveillance video shows female burglar take a tumble from ceilingLoaded
Halloween heist: A man and a woman broke into the Bowls and Brews restaurant in Ojai, Florida, on Halloween morning (pictured)
Epic fail: The female suspect tried to enter the eatery from the roof. In the process, she suffered a painful fall in the kitchen area
Ouch: The criminal smashed onto a metal food prep table and then hit the floor
That’s gonna leave a mark: The woman appeared injured and was slow to get up
She sat on the floor for several minutes, readjusting her mask and beanie hat
The owner of the targeted business showed the deputies surveillance video that documented the heist.
In it, a man and a woman wearing masks and beanies are seen outside the eatery at night, armed with a flashlight and a duffel bag.
Some 30 seconds into the video, the woman is seen dangling from the ceiling as she tries to enter through the roof, then falls onto a metal food preparation table and hits the floor hard.
The woman appears injured by the tumble and is slow to get up. While she remains seated on the floor, readjusting her mask and hat, her male accomplice busies himself by stuffing ‘numerous’ bottles of wine into the bag, according to the sheriff’s office.
The male burglar is seen stuffing wine bottles into a duffel bag during the heist
The crooks got away with several hundred dollars from the cash register
The man then walks over to the cash register and removes several hundred dollars.
The suspects fled out the rear door with their loot. So far, they have not been caught.
The male perpetrator is described as a white man aged 20-25 years old, standing between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet in height, with short brown hair.
His hapless sidekick is said to be white or Hispanic, 18-25 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, weighing between 110-130lbs, with bleached blond hair and dark roots.
Anyone with information on the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Ojai Police Department at 805-646-1414.