Burglary suspect falls from roof, lands in hospital
A man suspected burglarizing at least two apartments was hospitalized this morning after a he led police on a rooftop chase before jumping multiple stories and landing onto a parked car in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood.
Around 8:45 a.m., officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 1300 block of Pacific Street, according to police.
As they investigated, officers found a piece of luggage from the burglarized apartment on the building’s roof.
A short time later, officers received a report of another burglary in the 1500 block of Leavenworth Street, police said.
Officers learned during this burglary, the suspect broke in and held the victim at gunpoint, before fleeing.
After responding to the scene, officers encountered the suspect inside the building. The suspect then pointed a handgun at the officers, according to police.
When officers ordered the man to drop the gun, he failed to comply and fled on foot.
Officers then pursued the suspect onto the street, following him to the 1300 block of Pacific Street, where he then broke into another building. Officers pursued the man into the building and then onto the building’s roof, police said.
Officers chased the suspect roof to roof, heading toward Pacific and Hyde streets, where the suspect dropped the gun. The suspect then jumped from the rooftop, falling between three and four stories before landing onto a parked Audi and then onto the sidewalk, according to police.
Emergency personnel treated the suspect and transported him to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.
Police have not released the suspect’s identity, saying only he is a man in his 30s.
Once released from the hospital, he will be arrested on suspicion of burglary, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, resisting/obstructing/delaying arrest and using a firearm while committing a felony, according to police.