Ronald Dennis will probably have no problem adjusting to jail. He has already shown a penchant for squirreling himself away in confined spaces.
Dennis was arrested around 1 a.m. Sunday after what surely seemed like a flawless criminal plot fell apart inside a self-storage unit in St. Joseph. Police say Dennis broke into the unit and began looking around for stuff to steal. A dutiful security guard noticed the door was ajar, and shut it and latched it, unaware that Dennis was inside.
Sometime later, the security guard heard Dennis trying to free himself from the unit. The guard called the cops, who came and opened the unit and took the would-be thief into custody.
St. Joseph police haven't charged Dennis, 49, with theft -- he didn't take anything -- but the St. Joseph News-Press reports that police are holding him on a probation/parole warrant.