A bumbling suspected criminal in San Jose didn't quite make the daring escape from authorities that he hoped last night after allegedly committing a felony hit-and-run. The 32-year-old suspect became the victim of his own carelessness as he ran across the roof of an Orchard Supply store and attempted to jump across to a higher roof of an adjacent building. He ended up sliding down into a one-foot-wide crevice between the two buildings, where he remained stuck and calling for help.
Rescue crews arrived to get him out of this predicament, and the man claimed that he had been fleeing from two dudes with knives when he became stuck. Police didn't really believe him, and it turns out he was a suspect in a hit-and-run not far away in which another driver was injured, and the culprit fled the scene.
He also gave a false name because, naturally, he was wanted on an outstanding warrant.
After being treated for some small injuries, he was released from the hospital into police custody and arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.