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Florida Man's Dad Makes Him Give Back Stuff He Stole

Jacob Ropp had a plan to rob a house.

His plan went from bad to worse pretty quick.

First, he fell off the ladder he was using to rob a home of more than $20,000 worth of stolen purses and a computer.

And then his father made him give back the stuff.

According to a Boca Raton police report, Ropp, 23, went out bowling with a bunch of friends on the night of August 28.

When the group split up after their time together, Ropp and his girlfriend headed back to the home of one of the friends. The friend, according to the report, had gone elsewhere with the others.

So, this was a good a time as any to try and rob his friend's parent's house!

Once they got to the house, police say that Ropp climbed a ladder to the second floor of the home, and then walked into the home through an unlocked sliding glass door.

His buddy's mom was sleeping in another room at the time.

Ropp then ganked about $24,000 worth of purses and an Apple computer, according to the report.

He then tossed the items down to his girlfriend so he could climb down the ladder with the computer tucked under one arm.

But, as he climbed down, Ropp slipped and fell off the ladder. The computer screen cracked, and he cut his head when he hit the ground.

Days later, Ropp's father made him go back to the friend's home to return the stuff he stole, including the smashed computer screen.

Ropp was then arrested on Wednesday, and booked on larceny and burglary charges into Palm Beach County Jail. He is currently being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Ropp also had to eventually be taken to Boca Raton Regional Hospital for stitches for his injured head.

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