Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Two suspected beer thieves were arrested and booked for burglary in Orange County after they were caught trying to evade police by scaling down from the 10th floor of their Santa Ana, Calif., hotel.
Gabriel Sauceda, 22, and Chad Walker, 20, are accused of stealing four cases of beer from a Mobil gas station. The men supposedly first stole beer at 5:20 p.m. Saturday and then came back for two more cases an hour later.
After the second alleged theft at 6:20 p.m., a clerk followed the men and saw them enter a nearby Embassy Suites. He promptly alerted authorities.
Officers were able to track the two men to a party on the 10th floor. When Sauceda and Walker realized they’d been found out, they start scaling down the side of the hotel, going from balcony to balcony.
Sauceda fell, broke his leg in several places and had to be rescued by firefighters. Both men were taken into custody and brought to Orange County Jail.