Bank Robber’s Heist Ends in Hilarious Fashion


The footage from the police body cameras shows a suspect bank robber falling into a garbage bin, and getting caught red-handed.

Tristan Heidl, 27, of Huron in Ohio was apprehended by officers of the Huron Police Department as he attempted to escape the ceiling of a bank drive-through.

Police said that at around 2:12 am on Thursday morning, officers received a call from VacationLand Federal Credit Union, located at 2402 University Drive East, in Huron. Police were sent to the scene and checked the building.

According to Huron Police Chief Terry Graham, officers heard noises coming out of the roof above the drive-thru. The officers also noticed a suspicious blue recycling bin placed directly underneath roof access in the middle drive-thru.

Two officers are seen in the video approaching the drive-through. A banging sound can be heard. The officers are positioned at a safe distance and then the door opens with a loud bang.

The suspect drops a bag from an open door. The police said that the backpack contained a number of construction tools.

They drew weapons and moved in closer to the suspect, awaiting his attempt to leave through the door. They swoop down on him as soon as he sticks his legs out.

One officer shouts, “On the ground [expletive], On the ground!” “You get down on the ground.”

The suspect, who was apparently startled by the noises above him, immediately dropped from the ceiling into the recycling bin. The officers dragged the suspect out of the bin and handcuffed him. He surrendered without any resistance to the police.

The fall did not injure the suspect, Heidl.

Graham stated that “he was cooperative after he was arrested.” “He answered all the questions honestly, and just told them he was poor.”

Graham claimed that Heidl had used the recycling bin to lift himself and gain access to the roof of the bank.

He was charged with breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony; possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony; and safecracking, a fourth-degree felony under Ohio law. If convicted, Heidl could face more than three years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

Heidl was arrested in Erie County Jail and is currently being held on $50,000 bail.