Nightclub Cleared After Teen Falls Through Ceiling

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say about 800 patrons were cleared from an Orlando nightclub after a teen crawling on a drop ceiling fell through the tiles.

Orlando police say 19-year-old Justin Ponce was found on a set of stairs at the Roxy nightclub early Friday morning, bleeding from his head with what appeared to be a broken leg.

The club was cleared before firefighters could determine the damage was only to the drop ceiling. Metal pieces that held the tiles had been pulled down from the wall near the bar. The damage was estimated to be between $4,000 and $5,000.

Ponce was taken to a nearby hospital, so police couldn’t immediately find out why he was in the ceiling. His condition was unknown, but he could face criminal charges.

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