Fla. police arrest tar-covered man on gas station roof

The 30-year-old man tried to convince officers he was a repairman who was atop the Sunoco station at 3 a.m to fix the air conditioner


 Associated Press

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

They didn't believe it.

Joshue Holoman (Photo courtesy Daytona Beach Police)
Joshue Holoman (Photo courtesy Daytona Beach Police)

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Thursday that 30-year-old Joshue Holoman then tried to convince officers he was a repairman who was atop the Sunoco station at 3 a.m. Tuesday because he 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.

Police say that since he had a prying tool with him, they think he was a would-be burglar and arrested him for attempted burglary of an unoccupied structure, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief.

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