Woman falls through ceiling trying to escape Dayton jail


It all happened at the Montgomery County Jail in Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (CNN Newsource) – An Ohio woman tried to escape from a county jail with cameras, inmates and officers watching.

It all happened at the Mongomery County Jail in Dayton.

Jessica Boomershine stood on the seat attached to a kiosk for several minutes, staring at the ceiling, then stepped down.

She would then drag a chair over, apparently for more stable footing. She waits for a while, with no one paying attention and then climbs up on top of the monitor.

After a brief 30 second pause, she presumably moves a ceiling tile out of the way. Then, with other inmates now watching closely, climbs up and out of sight.

Fifteen seconds later, the first debris falls and corrections officers come into sight. One walks past just seconds before the ceiling completely gives way and Boomershine drops back through. More officers run over to grab her legs and she loses her grip, luckily landing partially on a trash can to avoid slamming her head on the tile floor.

Boomershine, 42, was arrested a few days before when Miamisburg police identified her and Billy Jo Farra as the people that befriended an 85-year-old man at a casino. Police say Boomershine told the Miamisburg man she was broke and homeless and he invited her to his house to give her food. She came back the next day with Farra and allegedly broke in, ransacked the place and assaulted the elderly man.

Boomershine is now facing new charges for escape and destruction of property on top of the crimes involving the 85-year-old man.

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