A failed bank robbery in Ohio took an unexpected turn when the would-be thief crashed through the bank’s ceiling and landed in a recycling bin, where he was promptly apprehended by the police. The incident, captured on bodycam footage, shows the suspect’s realization that his plan had gone awry. Tristan Heidi, 27, now faces charges of breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools, and safecracking. The Huron Police Department responded to an alarm at the VacationLand Federal Credit Union in Huron, a city located about 50 miles west of Cleveland, just after 2 a.m.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers heard unusual sounds coming from above the bank’s drive-thru and witnessed the access door swinging open. Without assessing his surroundings, the suspect dropped his backpack with a loud crash. Moments later, he descended from the ceiling but was disoriented by the approaching police. In a stroke of misfortune, he crashed through the lid of a recycling bin directly below the access door. Realizing his predicament, the masked suspect surrendered immediately.
While the officers swiftly handcuffed the compliant suspect, the recycling bin gave way a second time, causing Heidi to fall to the ground. The police then pulled him out of the bin by his sweatshirt and took him into custody. During his detention, Heidi continued to cooperate with the officers and allegedly confessed to the foiled plot. According to the Huron Police Department, the robbery was unsuccessful, as Heidi was unable to steal any cash or valuables from the bank. The only item he managed to take was the recycling bin, which he had borrowed from a nearby business to use as a makeshift tool for accessing the bank.
Heidi, who posted a $50,000 bond, was released on Friday following a court appearance. The incident serves as a reminder of the risks criminals take when attempting to carry out illegal activities. Despite the suspect’s intentions, his plan quickly unraveled, leading to his capture and subsequent confession.