Crime & Justice

LA pot burglary suspect falls through roof, found trapped in building

File: Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles.
File: Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles police say a man arrested for allegedly trying to burglarize a medical marijuana dispensary had his plans go up in smoke when he crashed through the roof and became trapped inside.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Jared Escando was booked Tuesday for investigation of commercial burglary. Bail was set at $20,000.

Police arrived at the Compassionate Caregivers dispensary in San Pedro before dawn Tuesday after a 911-caller reported hearing a man inside calling for help.

Officers say they found Escando, 26, trapped in the facility's security zone.

Police Lt. John Pasquariello says it appears the suspect "miscalculated the drop zone" when he came through the roof. That put him in a part of the building with no way out. "We un-trapped him and arrested him for commercial burglary," Pasquariello said, according to LAist.