Sunday, October 27, 2013

[Updated] Report: Burglar falls 5 floors during getaway on 2nd Avenue (or maybe East 2nd St.)

A man attempting to steal two Apple MacBooks, two iPads, a North Face backpack and an Xbox console fell five floors after the resident of the Second Avenue apartment returned home early this morning, the Daily News is reporting.

EMTs took Derek Williams, 20, to Bellevue with serious injuries to his spine and legs. Police reportedly charged him with burglary and criminal possession of stolen property.

Williams has 17 prior convictions, according to the Daily News.

The article didn't mention where this happened along Second Avenue — just that it was on "the lower East Side."

Updated 10/28
CBS New York has more details on the incident, which they place at 201 E. Second St. (Not Second Avenue per the News.)

Caught in the act, [Williams] struggled with the resident, but then broke free and tried to make a quick getaway through the window – only to fall five stories.

CBS reports that he ended up with two broken legs and a fractured skull.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good. Thieves suck.

Gojira said...

Good.

Anonymous said...

Karma.

....and why is someone with 17 prior convictions not in a forced labor camp making iPads?

- East Villager

Anonymous said...

It's crazy to hear that someone with 17 prior convictions isn't in jail. Thank god no one else got hurt.

Anonymous said...

Are they sure it wasn't another rooftop rager???

Anonymous said...

Too bad he didn't take out a few loud and drunk frat boys. Crazy noisy weekend in the hood.

Phil Dunphy said...

If he fell five floors in 2nd Ave. in the "Lower East Side", according to the Daily News, which is located in the Lower SouthEast Side, then he landed in SoMa or South of Manhattan.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha!!! Too bad that's all that happened to him.

Anonymous said...

"Good"? Real nice.

kfbeau said...

Okay everyone I know what it is like to robbed but I don't think rejoicing over the thief's near death fall is cool. Thieves suck but all that stuff can be replaced, get apartment insurance, don't confront someone which can lead to one or both of you getting hurt. Remember most things we buy are outdated in a couple of years anyway.

Anonymous said...

kfbeau, noted. But with 17 prior CONVICTIONS (not just arrests) pretty much says this guy is due to turn in his card carrying membership to the human race.

Anonymous said...

To 9:05
#1 the stuff I own is not outdated a few years later
#2 what is you address that I should send the bill for apartment insurance to

Anonymous said...

Watch him turn around a sue the person he stole from.

nygrieve said...

kfbeau, thats the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. If you really believe in what you say, go up to the hospital and pay his bill in full so we taxpayers aren't stuck with it. I dare you.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

It was windy. Maybe Derek fell all the way to 2nd Ave.

Anonymous said...

Checking on a map, this place has been a target for burglaries for decades. My friends were robbed while living there back int eh late 80s. And another set of friends just 10 years ago. Seems like one of those places that's very easy to climb up fire escapes and make your way in.

g whiz said...

As they say, play stupid games, win stupid prizes

HippieChick said...

And a bit more trash gets taken out. No tears from me.