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Bradenton burglary suspect falls through restaurant roof


Published:   |   Updated: July 11, 2013 at 11:49 AM

BRADENTON - A man who deputies say was trying to rob a pharmacy fell through the roof of a strip mall, landing in a Thai restaurant.

The Bradenton Herald (http://bit.ly/18b8mvJ ) reports a K-9 nabbed 29-year-old Byron Newville, who was hiding in a freezer when deputies arrived at Thai Spice restaurant early Thursday. Deputies unleashed the dog, which bit Newville on the right thigh.

A 911 caller spotted someone was climbing onto the roof of the shopping center around 4 a.m. Deputies requested a fire truck to lift them and a dog onto the roof.

Deputies saw "heavy damage" to the roof over the restaurant and a blood pattern that indicated the suspect was injured.

He was treated a hospital and will be charged with burglary when he's released.

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