Burglar crashes through ceiling of Springfield Twp. convenient store

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A man came crashing through the ceiling of a Springfield Township business Friday night while attempting to commit a burglary.

Springfield Township Police said the incident happened around 11 p.m. at the D Mart convenience store, located in the 2400 block Massillon Road.

Police responded after an alarm sounded to find the suspect, Jody S. Riggs, 41, inside.

Officers believe the 41-year-old gained access into the building from the roof. He then came crashing through the ceiling onto the floor, knocking over several grocery items.

Once inside, the suspect was caught on camera drinking a beer and sifting through the cash register.

Police was able to take Riggs into custody while at the scene. He was booked into the Summit County Jail on charges of breaking and entering and vandalism. He was not injured.

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