An Ohio man was caught on bodycam footage trying to rob a bank, police said.
Police watched as the man climbed off the roof of the bank then fell into a recycling bin.
He was quickly caught by the officers and arrested.
A would-be safecracker who was caught breaking into a bank in Huron, Ohio, might have gotten away with it if it weren't for a pesky recycling bin.
Body camera footage from the responding officers showed the tense moments as the man threw open an access hatch to the roof of the bank and tossed his backpack down.
Slowly, he tries to lower himself to the ground after the bag, his foot barely making contact with the large blue recycling bin when officers began shouting at him to get on the ground, causing the man to lose his footing and slip through the lid of the bin and flop over the side of the garbage can in defeat, his arms raised, the video shows.
"In my 35-plus years in law enforcement, this is the first time I ever saw a suspect fall into a garbage can," Local NBC affiliate KXAN reported Huron Police Chief Terry Graham said of the incident.
The man, who had been unable to open any safes inside and left the bank empty-handed, was promptly arrested and charged with breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools, and safecracking, the outlet reported.
The Huron Police Department did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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