Talk about a surprise guest for dinner.
Patrons were stunned just after 6 p.m. Tuesday when Justin Grimes, 30, fell through the ceiling into the dining area of the Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet on International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach.
A number of diners told the manager they heard noises in the ceiling, and when the manager went to his office to check the surveillance video, he found ceiling tiles broken, wires dangling and a pair of shoes on the floor.
A staffer in the front of the restaurant called 911, though she didn’t have a clear view of what was going on. Minutes before the suspect dropped, customers and employees heard noise coming from the ceiling.
“They came through the ceiling, they were trying to get the safe,” a staffer told a 911 dispatcher.