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‘I’m dying. I need help’: Florida man stuck on roof after botched break-in

Florida man gets stuck on store roof after botched break-in

A Florida man who says he was looking for water on the roof of a local convenience store in Deland was arrested on an attempted burglary charge and damage to property.
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A Florida man who says he was looking for water on the roof of a local convenience store in Deland was arrested on an attempted burglary charge and damage to property.

A man was arrested Saturday morning after getting stuck up on a roof of a convenience store in DeLand, Florida, north of Orlando.

According to a video released by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the owner of the store saw a head pop over the roof of the locked store and heard a man saying, “I’m dying. I need help.” That’s when the owner called cops.

After law enforcement officers got him down, the shirtless man, later identified as Michael Monacelli, said he was simply thirsty and in need of water.

But the deputies did not believe that he wasn’t trying to break into the locked business, the Woodland Food Market.

As per the arrest report, the 31-year-old climbed a tree to gain access to the roof.

He later explained: “I didn’t even try to do it. It just happened, man,” read the VCSO Facebook post.

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