Drunk man falls through roof of Pinellas County restaurant, police say

Pinellas County
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A man has been charged with criminal mischief after allegedly falling through a restaurant ceiling while people were eating, according to an affidavit. James Donald Olsen, 24, was drunk when he fell from the ceiling on March 20 around 2:30 a.m., police said.

Olsen, of Riverview, caused more than $1,000 in damage, the affidavit says.

Patrons were eating inside Fortunato’s Italian Market, located at 259 Central Ave. in Downtown St. Petersburg, when they noticed foam tiles falling. Then the suspect fell through, according to the affidavit. “It is unknown where the defendant came from,” the affidavit says.

The business is not attached to an attic, according to the report.

The responding officer said burglary could not be proven.

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