He was slippery and seemingly uncatchable — until his tactics backfired.

A video posted to LiveLeak Monday shows a purported escape attempt gone wrong in Sorriso, Brazil.

According to the video poster, the video shows a thief perched on a rickety roof, and as men clamber up to catch him, he stomps on the roof and sends his pursuers crashing down.

Image source: screengrab via LiveLeak

Image source: screengrab via LiveLeak

But as the alleged thief moves further away from his pursuers, he stumbles on an apparent truth: He’s not much lighter than the other guys.

Image source: screengrab via LiveLeak

Image source: screengrab via LiveLeak

The man falls through the decrepit structure and, according to the video description, “[He] was arrested by military police minutes later.”

Image source: screengrab via LiveLeak

Image source: screengrab via LiveLeak

In the video, cheers can be heard as the suspected thief is carted off.

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