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'Just when you think you've seen everything' - Moab Police bust church roof campers

Moab Church Roof Camper, April 14, 2021.
Posted at 9:05 AM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 15:06:54-04

MOAB, Utah — The Moab Police Department is reminding the public to keep camping in designated areas after busting two people who set up a tent on a Church of Jesus Christ meetinghouse rooftop.

"Just when you think you've seen everything, somebody sets up a tent on the roof of a church and proceeds to illegally camp there overnight," a Facebook post by Moab PD says.

According to a Moab PD spokesman, the campers had an extension cord plugged into the church, but no damage was found and no one pressed charges.

Police did not issue any citations or arrest anyone in connection with the unusual campout.

Police gave the campers "props" for thinking outside the box when choosing a camping spot, but the act was still against the law.

"Also, those midnight potty breaks could be dangerous," the post says.