Woman accused of theft attempts to escape at hospital, crashing through ceiling tiles


It’s one of the stranger cases Erie Police have seen in a while. 

It started when 30-year-old Courtney Chartley was arrested for bursting into a house, rushing past the occupants, and stealing a pair of pants allegedly containing drugs, money, and credit cards.

But, it became more bizarre when they took her to Saint Vincent Hospital to be treated for a hand injury.

They say it was there where she used a restroom to climb into the ceiling tiles but crashed through to the floor a short distance away. 

Police added attempted to escape and vandalism to Chartley’s growing list of charges.

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