Man Escaping From Cops Dies After Attempting To Rappel 11 Stories With Bed Sheets
A man fell to his death on Tuesday while trying to evade arrest by rappelling 11 stories down a Brooklyn apartment building using a rope of tied-together bed sheets.
Cops were attempting to arrest Jamel Chandler, 21, and two other men at Brooklyn’s Ingersoll Houses at 6 p.m. for a past robbery, police sources said.
Chandler said on Facebook that cops were knocking on his door just before the failed escape attempt, sources said.
He strung together several bed sheets, anchored them to a window and tried to climb down, but a knot came loose, and he fell seven stories, according to police sources.