Now he could really use a drink.
A clumsy crook got stuck in a crevice under the roof of a pub in Australia while breaking in — forcing cops to rescue and arrest him, bizarre video footage shows.
The brainless burglar, a 30-year-old from Ipswich, tried to punch his way through the ceiling of Landsborough Pub on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast after getting trapped Wednesday during a heist gone awry, according to ABC Australia.
But the unnamed suspect — who was allegedly on drugs and covered in dirt — was ultimately stuck in the ceiling for four hours before a worker heard him calling for help at around 6 a.m., cops told the outlet.
“It’s the middle of summer, so he was sweating profusely, dehydrated and in a very distressed state,” Queensland Police Detective Sergeant Chris Eaton said. “He also bizarrely climbed around the hotel under containers, through some of the smallest crawl spaces you can image.”
The klutzy criminal, who had tried to break into the bar through the roof, is shown in footage dangling his arm through a hole in the ceiling — as baffled cops scope out the scene.
“How did you get up there?” one officer asks in the video, which was released by Queensland cops, as the suspect moans in response.
Police officers then set him free by breaking through the pub’s ceiling and a cop tells the guy, “You’re under arrest, mate — you know that.”
The would-be thief didn’t manage to steal anything but caused electrical damage to the building, according to police.
“This man is very lucky he didn’t get electrocuted crawling around in the roof space,” Eaton said “Tragedy hasn’t happened here, but that’s probably more good luck than good management.”
The suspect was charged with breaking and entering and is scheduled to appear in court on January 7.
Burglar gets stuck under roof while breaking into Australian bar: video The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.