Police: Man leaves child in car, hides in Petco store's ceiling
Jay Harold Bishop
MESA, Ariz. -
A Mesa man was arrested Tuesday -- accused of running into a Petco store and then hiding out in the ceiling.
Mesa police say 34-year-old Jay Harold Bishop locked himself inside a storage room at the store near Gilbert Road and University Drive on Sunday afternoon. He then crawled up into the ceiling, nearly causing it to collapse onto other shoppers.
Officers later pulled him down and arrested him, but when they brought him outside, they found that he left an 11-month-old girl inside his car all by herself.
Bishop told officers that he ran into the store to hide from a motorcycle gang that was following him.
He faces suspicion of drunk driving, criminal damage and endangerment charges.
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