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James Albert Kimrey, Naked Man, Falls Through North Carolina Church Roof: Police

11/20/2012 04:01 pm ET

Churchgoers found a sign from above when they arrived at their North Carolina congregation on Sunday -- a hole in the ceiling.

But in this case the man upstairs turned out to be a naked transient who fell through the ceiling at the Resurrection International Church in HIckory, according to the Hickory Daily Record.

A church member discovered James Albert Kimrey, Jr., 46, in the restroom without any clothes on, the Associated Press reported.

Kimrey had been removed from the church on Saturday, WHKY reported. He wanted to spend the night in the place of worship, but reports said he was incoherent and there was concern he'd harm children rehearsing in the choir.

At some point during the night he returned and climbed a ladder. Police believe he undressed because he couldn't otherwise fit through a space between the ventilation duct and the building's framework.

His weight was too much for the duct, which broke and let Kimrey fall about 11 feet, the Hickory Daily Record said. A pile of his clothes was found before he was.

He's been charged with breaking and entering, indecent exposure and trespassing, according to the Catawba County Jail.

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