Woman falls through ceiling while attempting to dine and dash from restaurant

Burnaby, British Columbia — A woman fell through a restaurant ceiling while attempting an elaborate escape as part of a dine and dash scheme, investigators said.

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police released video Thursday of a March incident where a woman, who has not been identified, tried to crawl through a ceiling vent in a bathroom to get out of paying the bill, Global News reported.

The restaurant manager called police who arrived and could hear the woman crawling along the ceiling tiles in the kitchen. She then fell through the ceiling and landed near an officer who took her into custody.

The woman did not need medical attention. The restaurant did not press charges because of her “life circumstances and struggles.”