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Casshew
01-06-2004, 03:28 PM
After robbing a Times Square office building, a teenage burglar leaps out a window -- and lives.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A teenage burglar escaped from the custody of security guards and then survived an eight-story drop out of a Times Square office building, police said.

The 19-year-old woman was caught trying to steal wallets from coat pockets in the offices of a private company on Broadway and 42nd Street Monday afternoon.

While guards were waiting for police officers to arrive, she escaped, opened a 10th floor window and stepped onto a ledge overlooking busy 42nd Street.

Police said the woman "either fell or jumped" and landed on scaffolding on the second floor, breaking several bones.

The woman was arrested and charged with burglary. She was being treated in a hospital for critical injuries.
Artiicle from CNN Money (http://money.cnn.com/2004/01/06/news/funny/teen_burglar.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes)