A woman accused of shoplifting from a Big Lots in Charlotte County sent deputies on a wild chase Thursday night after she climbed into the store’s ceiling when she heard they were on the way — and stayed there for more than 6 hours.

The store’s manager called authorities after Kristina Perkins, 37, took an entire cart of merchandise into the women’s restroom and used garbage cans as a makeshift barricade, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

The manager called 911 around 7:30 p.m. and yelled to Perkins that deputies were on the way. Deputies arrived, along with the fire department for backup.

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