RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- A 48-year-old man sought by police officers on a felony charge in Riverside, Calif., accidentally fell right at their feet, police say.
The Riverside Police Department said in a news release that when police officers were at a residence trying to find Henry Gabriel Pereyra to speak with the suspect, he fell through a ceiling and landed right in front of them, the Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise reported Saturday.
Pereyra had been suspected of violating a restraining order and police were alerted to his presence in the home Friday by a civilian process server. The server told police officers Pereyra was allegedly in the home of his estranged wife despite the court order.
Police said the suspect fell to the floor while hiding in the attic. He suffered only minor injuries and the Press-Enterprise said he was booked after a short visit to the hospital.