Break-in escape foiled—by falling ladder, police report
Man arrested after rooftop chase in Danforth-Coxwell area
An attempted break-in near Danforth and Coxwell avenue with a ladder this afternoon failed when the ladder fell, leaving the man stranded off the ground, police say.
A man was arrested shortly afterwards, but not before a spirited attempt to escape atop the buildings.
“He was trying to break into a building using a ladder but the ladder fell over,” said police media relations officer Const. Alex Li. “This left him jumping over rooftops attempting to flee.”
Police had received the call around 3:30 p.m.
A police twitter report said the male allegedly kicked in a window and entered a home — presumably before the ladder fell away.
The area was closed off by police during the rooftop pursuit but re-opened within the hour.
No injuries were reported.
The identity of the person arrested has not been released except to say it was an adult male, Li said.
BREAK AND ENTER: (UPDATE)
Danforth Ave + Co well Ave
– male has kicked in window entering a home
– male is pursued by @tps54 officers
– male in custody
– no injuries
– area closed for investigation
— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) April 9, 2020
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