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Kentucky Student Drops Down From Ceiling Mission Impossible-Style To Steal Exam From Professor’s Office

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Why waste all those hours studying for a final exam when it’s so much easier to crawl through the air ducts of the building that houses your professor’s office and drop down through the ceiling like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible to steal the damn thing?

From the Lexington Herald Leader:

According to UK Police, UK statistics instructor John Cain had been working late in his third floor office in the Multidisciplinary Science Building on Rose Street on Tuesday night. About midnight, he left to get something to eat. When he returned about 1:30 a.m., he tried to unlock the door, but it was blocked by something.

“He yelled out that he was calling the police and then the door swung open and two young men ran down the hallway,” recounted UK spokesman Jay Blanton.

Shortly after police arrived, one of the students returned and confessed. Henry Lynch II, a 21-year-old junior majoring in biosystems engineering, gave police an earful, including that he’d climbed through the building’s air ducts to the ceiling above Cain’s office and dropped down into the room, then unlocked the door and let in his friend, sophomore Troy Kiphuth, 21, who was not in Cain’s class.

Go home, Teach. Staying in the office until 1:30 in the morning? Lynch returned to confess because he thinks Professor Cain recognized him as he was fleeing the scene.

This wasn’t the first time he attempted this. Earlier in the semester, he was able to complete the heist successfully and steal an exam that he promises he didn’t share with any other students. He was hit with a felony burglary charge.

[via Lexington Herald Leader]

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