- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - When Daytona Beach police found a man covered in tar on the roof of a closed gas station before dawn, he told them he was visiting family.

Somehow, they didn’t buy it.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Thursday (https://bit.ly/ZS2jKc) the 30-year-old man then tried to convince officers he was a repairman who was atop the Sunoco station at 3 a.m. Tuesday because he had heard the air conditioners making noise. Officers didn’t believe that one, either.

Finally, police say he told them he had been sleeping on the roof and had smeared tar on himself so he wouldn’t be seen. Officers say that since he had a prying tool with him, they think he was a would-be burglar and charged him accordingly.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, https://www.news-journalonline.com

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