VIDEO: Watch Bumbling Montrose Thief’s Hilarious Getaway Tumble
You know what they say about karma - and in this case, it came back to bite a bumbling Montrose thief as he made his getaway.
Possible Criminal Mischief and Attempted Burglary
The incident happened on March 27 at a residence in the 100 block of West North 1st Street in Montrose. The Montrose Police Department is investigating possible criminal mischief and an attempt to commit first-degree burglary. Police say the three men attempted to forcibly enter a residence by kicking in the door. A white Ford F-150 was vandalized at the location with a brick.
Things Go From Bad to Worse
Apparently, the three men were unsuccessful in their break-in attempt, and the getaway also didn't go so smoothly, at least for one of the perpetrators. As the three men were running away from the scene, one guy thought it would be cool to take a shortcut by doing a handspring over a fence - like they do in the movies. It ended badly.
It Doesn't Happen This Way In the Movies
You can see in the video, that two of the would-be thieves wisely opt to run around the fence, while the third guy decides to replicate a movie scene with a dramatic leap over the fence. The problem was the fact the top board in the fence was not securely fastened.
The guy puts his hands down on the fence to make the jump when the board gives away, and the dude tumbles awkwardly to the ground while his buddies continue to run away.
The guy picks himself up off the ground and continues to run, completely oblivious to the fact that his bumbling getaway attempt is being captured on video.
Who Are These Suspects?
The quality of the surveillance video is fairly clear, and authorities were able to get a pretty good look at the perpetrators. The Montrose Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying the suspects in the video who were observed approaching the rear of the private dwelling before trying to break in.
Do You Have Helpful Information?
Anyone with information about the crime or the identity of the suspects can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 970-249-8500, use the P3 Tips app, or provide information at P3Tips.com. Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers reminds everyone the people in the video are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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