Fleeing Suspect Breaks Into Home After Crash, Police Say - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Fleeing Suspect Breaks Into Home After Crash, Police Say

SkyForce10 was over the scene as the man walked on top of the rooftops and then climbed into the window of one of the homes.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Man Breaks Into Home After Fleeing Crash Police Say

    Police arrested a man who broke through the window of a home after allegedly fleeing the scene of a crash in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. SkyForce10 was over the scene as the suspect climbed a ladder, broke the glass of a window and was ultimately arrested.

    (Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018)

    Police arrested a man who broke through a window of a home after allegedly fleeing the scene of a crash in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

    Police say the unidentified man left the scene of a crash on the 800 block of Cornwall Street Wednesday night. He then ran into a backyard and used a ladder to climb onto the roof of a home, investigators said.

    SkyForce10 was over the scene as the man walked on top of the rooftops and then struck the window of one of the homes repeatedly before breaking the glass. He then climbed inside.

    Marty Todd, a resident who lives nearby, told NBC10 he grabbed a machete when he heard the suspect outside. Todd then ran into his brother who said he was pushed by the suspect.

    "He said, 'He pushed me against the drain pipe and climbed a roof on one of those aluminum drain pipes,'" Todd said.

    Police were able to get inside the home and took the man into custody. They have not yet released his identity.