Last week, a guy broke into a clothing store in New Orleans by busting through the ceiling and sliding down on a long rope.
But the surveillance footage shows that as soon as he got into the store, he seemed to abandon his plans to steal anything . . . and became exclusively focused on how he was going to get out.
And for almost three full minutes, his only plan was to try to climb BACK out of the ceiling. So he climbed shelves, propped up furniture, and just TRASHED the place trying to get back into the ceiling.
Then, finally, he realized there was a door . . . which he ran out of, apparently empty-handed.
The cops are trying to track him down.