Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bail Jumper Jumps Out of 3-Story Window to Escape Police

A robbery suspect who eluded police by jumping bail managed to escape again by jumping — this time from a third-floor hospital window and running three blocks on a broken ankle before being recaptured.

Damien Bell, suspected by police to be the Craigslist robber, had been arrested about 6:30 p.m. Sunday and was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland for injuries suffered during the arrest and for shrapnel in his arm stemming from a May 5 struggle over a gun during a robbery, police said.

After being taken to an X-ray room, he bolted and ran, police said. Bell then jumped from a third-floor window and broke his ankle, but kept running for three blocks until police captured him, officials said.

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1 comment:

Matt said...

How he figured he'd be in condition to run after jumping down even 15 feet is a mystery to me! Let alone like 30 feet or more! I'm glad his bail bondsman (assuming he had one) won't be "on the hook" for that entire bail amount now.