Police: Man covers himself in tar to hide from officers

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Authorities say a man who was planning to break into a gas station had a strange strategy of avoiding capture.

Police in Daytona Beach say 30-year-old Joshue Holoman was found covered in tar around 3 a.m. Tuesday on the roof of the business.

He originally tried to convince officers he was an appliance repairman working on the building’s air conditioning unit.

He later said that he had been sleeping on the roof and smeared tar on himself so he wouldn’t be seen.

When police found a pry tool with Holoman, they figured he was a would-be burglar.

He was arrested on attempted burglary, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools.

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