Brooklyn man flees cops across rooftops
A Brooklyn man fled cops Friday by hopping from rooftop to rooftop following a dispute with his girlfriend, witnesses and police said.
The wannabe Spider-Man climbed onto utility wires connected to the 60th Street building in Borough Park around 11 a.m. and started jumping and climbing onto adjoining rooftops until he was eventually cornered on an awning of an auto-parts store, witnesses and cops said.
“After police got here I saw him up on the roof,” said Pradip Das, an attendant at the BP gas station. “He was all over, like a monkey.”
His girlfriend, who ran to the BP station to call police, said he barged into her apartment and stole her cellphone, witnesses said.
He voluntarily surrendered to police after a three hour standoff.