Man wanted by Arab Police hides in store ceiling, gets arrested when he falls through

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ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) --  Police see some pretty interesting things, but a scenario that happened over the weekend was a first for the Arab Police Department.

The situation ended with an arrest, but it was the events that led to that arrest that topped the chart on the "unusual scale."

It all started with a normal call to the Arab Police Department. "We got an anonymous tip that Adam Dill is at our Dollar General," said Assistant Chief Shane Washburn.

Courtesy: Arab PoliceTurns out, Arab Police wanted Dill on a list of charges and had warrants out for his arrest, so officers headed that way. The officer who arrived on the scene searched the store for Dill, but couldn't find him, Washburn said.

The officer went outside to look for him, but it appeared Dill had other plans. "During this time, when the officer was in the store, Mr. Dill actually went to the restroom of the business, locked himself inside, and the climbed into the ceiling through the ceiling tiles. He was hiding in the ceiling," Washburn said.

Courtesy: Arab Police Then a portion of the ceiling came crashing down. "The ceiling actually collapsed, and Mr. Dill actually fell from the ceiling to the floor," Washburn explained, "At that moment, he ran out of the store and when he ran out, the officer was standing outside and apprehended him."

This isn't the first time that Adam Dill has been arrested by Arab Police. In fact, officers were walking through that store looking for him  Courtesy: Arab Police because they are able to recognize him from the numerous past dealings.

"Not only does he have the charges from the warrant, he has pending charges now from the damages that he did to the store," Washburn said.

Dill wasn't hurt in the fall, and is held in the Arab Jail.

As for the officers, well, the situation is a first.