Police: Man found in crawl space of Nashville bar said he was 'running from dogs'

Fritz Nicholas Schlabach told Nashville police he was being chased by dogs, authorities said.

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Fritz Nicholas Schlabach told Nashville police he was being chased by dogs, authorities said.

A man hiding in the crawl space of a Nashville bar told police he was trying to hide after being chased by dogs, according to an arrest affidavit.

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Fritz Nicholas Schlabach, 20, was booked Sunday morning on a charge of causing more than $2,000 in damage at Jason Aldean's Kitchen + Rooftop Bar, WZTV reported.

Bond for Schlabach was set for $1,500, WKRN reported. He is expected to appear in court July 15.

According to an arrest affidavit, the bar's staff notified police that a man had climbed into a crawl space. Schlabach, who was covered in drywall when found by police, allegedly kicked two large holes in the wall and damaged a "large amount" of the bar's audio/visual equipment, WZTV reported.

Police said the total amount of damages could be "much more" after the equipment is assessed, the television station reported.

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