Man Living in Supermarket Rafters Found After Falling Through Ceiling

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Fernley, NV – A man who was living in the Fernley, Nevada Raley’s supermarket and pharmacy was discovered this weekend after his foot went through the ceiling.  Matthew Hammar, 35, had been living inside the building unnoticed, using a ladder to climb up and down through the roof.  Hammar’s supermarket penthouse loft was found with stolen supermarket items.

“From my understanding, he did have a couple of tools and he did have a little spread because he had been pretty much living up there,” said the local sheriff’s department in a statement on a local news channel. “He had a few items to where he made himself at home.”

“Early this morning North Lyon Fire was dispatched to the Raley’s in Fernley. Lyon County Sherriff Deputies were on scene. According to LCSO, there was an attempted burglary at the Raley’s and the suspect had fallen through the ceiling.” the North Lyon Fire Department said. “The Deputies had sent in a K9. However, because of the setting in the ceiling and the location of the suspect, the K9 had a mis-step and became stuck. NLCFPD and LCSO were able to make entry and were able to retrieve the K9 and the suspect. The K9 was not injured. The suspect was taken into custody and arrested by LCSO.”

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