Wanted Pasco man leaps across rooftops to get away from police. It didn’t work
PASCO, Wash. — A fleeing Pasco man briefly became an amateur parkour athlete, jumping from rooftop to rooftop as he tried to lose the cops.
It all started when police got a call about a man trespassing at Albertsons on 20th Avenue and Court Street Wednesday around 3:50 p.m. He was last seen crossing Court Street and walking away from the store.
An officer spotted the suspect a couple blocks away near 21st Avenue and Agate Street and told him to stop. The suspect was later identified as 27-year-old Tyler Gladney.
Police said Gladney took off running for about half a block, then went into someone’s yard and climbed onto the roof of a home.
“From there, he began practicing his long jumps as he repeatedly jumped from one roof to the other between two houses,” police said in a Facebook post. “At one point, he even jumped from the roof to the top of a RV that was parked on the street, then back to the roof again.”
Police said Gladney failed to stick the landing in his final jump and was quickly surrounded by officers. It was determined that he had a felony warrant for his arrest.
A backpack that the suspect dropped during the chase was full of items stolen from Albertsons.
Gladney was arrested on charges of shoplifting, trespassing, destruction of property, resisting arrest and his warrant.