09/07/2012

Video: Man flees cops, is trapped between buildings

A man suspected of trying to elude police on foot after a highway pursuit had to be rescued when he became stuck

By PoliceOne Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. —  A man suspected of trying to elude police on foot after a highway pursuit had to be rescued by firefighters early Thursday when he became wedged in between two commercial buildings, authorities said.

Suspect Arturo Corona, 32, found himself trapped in an 18-inch space between a warehouse and store when he stumbled while jumping between rooftops, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

After being freed by firefighters, he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Corona — who was wearing only a trash bag — claimed he got stuck while he was trying to escape two men who were chasing him with knives.

Corona is being held on suspicion of felony hit and run and driving with a suspended license.

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