Woman Trying To Escape From Police Falls Through a Store's Roof

Surveillance video obtained by CTV News shows an Edmonton woman attempting to evade police in a Spruce Grove convenience store, by trying to climb into the ceiling panels and eventually crashing back into the store.

On Monday after 1:15 p.m., an RCMP officer was called to the Spruce Grove Reddi Mart after a man allegedly tried to make a purchase using stolen credit cards.

Store owner Bhagwant Chauhan said he tried to buy a can of pop with the card “My husband asked him if he can punch the PIN number, he said it’s not his card, it’s his girlfriend’s,” Chauhan said.“

[My husband] said he looked suspicious.”Chauhan said the couple had been hanging around outside their store for hours before the incident.

At the store, the officer tried to arrest the pair, but the man pushed the woman towards the officer and tried to escape.

Surveillance video shows the man shoving the woman into the officer, who managed to grab and hold on to both of them – Chauhan’s husband tried to step in and help.

“I’m very proud of him,” Chauhan said. The woman ran into the store’s back room, and video shows her climbing up, and then into the ceiling panels.

A short time later, the woman fell through the ceiling tiles into the store, and she was quickly arrested.

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