A “wild” police chase through the attic of a Michigan Days Inn ended when one of the fugitives got “tangled up in the piping system of the attic” and her co-conspirator “fell through the ceiling” and into the hotel’s pool.
This all went down Wednesday morning at the Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mt Pleasant near Central Michigan University.
Police showed up at the Days Inn looking for car theft suspects and knocked on their hotel room door. The man and woman inside could be heard building a barricade against the door. At first this seems like a bad tactic. You can’t survive inside, holding off police forever. What’s the end game?
And then a plan reveals itself: the hotel guests broke through the wall into the next guest room and then “entered a room between the ceiling and another sub-level of the ceiling, eventually getting to the hotel attic.” The chase was on through the attic!
Credit: Days Inn, Mt Pleasant MI
The female guest, though, got herself “tangled up in the piping system” and was trapped, stuck waiting for police to apprehend her. The woman’s co-conspirator, though, evaded a police chase in the hotel’s attack for hours before falling through the ceiling. He held onto the ceiling frames but eventually fell from the roof of the property down into the hotel pool where he, too, was arrested.
They face both felony destruction of property charges and charges for possession of methamphetamines.