Cops: Burglar Broke Leg, Left Tracks in Snow

He was arrested after calling 911 for help
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 18, 2017 7:03 AM CDT
Fairfax police say Yosef told them he had slipped on the ice.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

(Newser) – A robber in Virginia ruined his own getaway—first by breaking his leg in a jump off a balcony, and then by calling the authorities to help him. Police say 21-year-old Leoul Yosef will be charged with burglary for robbing an Alexandria apartment on Wednesday and then jumping off the second-story balcony after the owner returned home, the AP reports. Fairfax County Police Officer Don Gatthardt says Yosef left tracks in the snow when he jumped. Officers say they were following the snow trail when they received a 911 call from a man in the vicinity saying he'd broken his leg. Responding officers matched the identity of the caller to the burglary suspect. (These burglars were arrested after they failed to pay for their taxi.)

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