Unlucky escape for housebreaking suspect

The aftermath of the unlucky escape - lying on the floor and awaiting medical assistance after jumping out of a window at the Mountain Rise police station with his leg shackles still on in a bid to escape.

A 26-year-old housebreaking suspect, arrested by the Mountain Rise Police, had an unexpected end to his
dash for freedom on Friday, when he was thwarted by a stationary police vehicle at the police station.

The suspect, who previously evaded arrest by escaping through a window in his home on October 25, was
caught in Tembelishle (near Glenwood) on Friday and brought to the station on charges of house breaking and evading arrest.
The man was taken to the first floor of the detectives offices in handcuffs and leg irons.
The investigating officer then removed the handcuffs and turned his back to the suspect.
The suspect took this as his lucky break and dived through a closed window, shattering the glass.
Still in leg irons, he landed flat onto a police van and then rolled onto the ground.
It was confirmed that the suspect sustained serious injuries in his attempt to flee and was rushed to
hospital.
Mountain Rise Police Station spokesperson, Captain Gay Ebrahim, confirmed the incident stating that
once the suspect was attended to he would be formally charged.

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Byrone Athman
Journalist

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