AURORA, Ind. - Marty Earl Frankenstein III has worked at Big Lots in Aurora for three years.
"I'm trying to work my way up the ladder," he says.
There were no ladders available at 5 this morning when three teenagers tried to break into his store...the hard way.
"One of the kids was climbing through the airducts," Frankenstein says. "And he just fell out of the ceiling, (and) crashed on the floor."
Right after two managers had finished waxing the linolium.
"I'm a good estimator of pain," Frankenstein says. "That had to hurt."
The managers tried to lock the bungling burglar inside while they called 911.
The intruder bolted for the backdoor, hoping to link up with his partners in crime who had been up on the roof.
"But the cops apprehended him," Frankenstein says.
The police say one of the juveniles got away, but they know who he is.
The broken air duct hangs through the drop ceiling in the middle of the store. The managers spent the day getting estimates of the damage.
Frankenstein says the teenagers have been walking out of too many heist films.
"If they just finish watching the movies, they would see that they always fall through, hit the floor, and get caught by the cops. You just need to finish the movies," he says.
The two captured teens were treated for minor injuries.
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