Man hiding inside a pub ceiling is caught and arrested after it suddenly collapsed and sent him falling into the women’s toilets
- Man allegedly fell through roof after it collapsed on Thursday in Queensland pub
- A patron later said she was ‘shocked and disgusted’ by the alleged incident
- Man, 45, allegedly left venue before local police arrived – but was later arrested
- Later charged with a raft of offences, including trespassing and wilful damage
A man who allegedly hid inside a pub ceiling only for it to collapse inside a women’s toilet has ended up in police custody.
The bizarre alleged incident occurred at the Lawnton Tavern, in Queensland‘s Moreton Bay Region, on Thursday evening.
Pubgoers were shocked at the alleged incident, and said the man, 45, fled the watering hole soon after falling through the ceiling.
The bizarre alleged incident occurred at the Lawnton Tavern, in Queensland’s Moreton Bay Region, on Thursday evening
One woman wrote on a local Facebook page that she was ‘disgusted by the incident’ which happened when the pub was full of women and children.
Queensland Police later confirmed the alleged incident, with the man now in police custody.
‘After the man in question left the establishment, officers caught up with him at nearby Kippa-Ring train station,’ police told Daily Mail Australia.
Police alleged the man was later spotted at an address on nearby Anzac Ave where he threw roof tiles at officers.
A negotiation followed, and about two hours later, the 45-year-old man was arrested and charged with multiple offences, including trespassing, obstructing police, serious assault of a police officer and two counts of wilful damage.
He appeared in Redcliffe Magistrates Court on 23 April, where bail was refused.
The man, 45, from Caboolture, was remanded in custody and will again appear in court on April 27.
Daily Mail Australia contacted the Lawnton Tavern for comment.
The Lawnton Tavern (pictured above) in Queensland where a man allegedly fled the scene after hiding in the roof before it collapsed into a women’s toilet on Thursday