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Security Camera Captures Injured Thief Crawling From Crime Scene After Two-Story Fall

"Clearly not a repel master."

WFOR-TV:

MIAMI GARDENS (CBS4) – A thief apparently looking to steal copper from equipment on the roof of a Miami-Dade school fell more than two stories, a debilitating plunge that left him unable to walk, apparently with a broken hip or leg.

The hapless Spiderman was captured by security cameras at Charles Wyche Elementary School in Miami Gardens.  He arrives, wearing a ski mask, and begins to arrange ropes he’s carrying for a climb up the outside wall of the school to the roof, more than two stories above.   Moments later a second camera angle shows the man falling to the ground – a drop of more than 25 feet – where he begins to writhe in pain.  The intruder dragged himself out on to a walkway and attempted to stand up, but immediately fell back down.  He then dragged himself on his belly out of the school, pushing a pair of bolt cutters in front of him.

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WSVN-TV:

MIAMI (WSVN) -- A would-be robber who was wounded during a school burglary has been captured by police, thanks to tips from several 7 News viewers.

On Friday, police located 21-year-old Anthony Pepitone, who is accused of breaking into an elementary school to steal copper wires from the rooftop of the school.

Surveillance cameras were rolling as the masked bandit broke into Charles Wyche Elementary School in Miami Gardens, early last Friday.

According to authorities, Pepitone was on the second story of the building when he suddenly fell to the first floor. The video showed the burglar as he tried to get up and walk, only to fall shortly thereafter. The suspect can be seen slithering out of the school, clearly in pain. "Clearly not a repel master," said Miami-Dade Schools Police Chief Charles Hurley.

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