Robber dies in hospital escape attempt

2012-07-05 15:53

Bloemfontein - A Bloemfontein man has died in hospital after jumping six floors in an attempt to escape arrest, police said on Thursday.

Captain Chaka Marope said the man jumped when he was caught breaking into a flat in Zastron Street in the early hours on Wednesday.

"In his attempt to escape, he climbed through the window and jumped from the sixth floor."
The man suffered multiple injuries and died a few hours later in the Pelonomi Hospital.

  • clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-05 16:04

    If they dont fall into lakes and drown, they jump from the 6th floor and brake their necks! LOL! Stupid f%&king idiot criminals! LOL!

      procold2 - 2012-07-05 16:12

      it's been great day very productive

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-07-05 16:13

      RIP condolences to those who care

      Burtfred - 2012-07-05 16:33

      Jumping from the sixth floor? He must have watched too much Rabobi on Bop TV.

      boltonbarry - 2012-07-05 16:43

      What went up came down and stayed down

      Sharon - 2012-07-05 16:57

      we need more criminals like this,in fact the police should take more of them to the hospitals and throw them out the windows from the top floor

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-06 07:09

      Darwin award nominee

  • Lulama - 2012-07-05 16:06

    stupid robber

      Sharon - 2012-07-05 16:57

      no no no this was a good robber we need more like him

  • i.see.a.cupcake - 2012-07-05 16:07

    And the Darwin award goes to...

      shane.jacoby.3 - 2012-07-05 16:13

      I would actually give the Darwin Award to the journalist involved here! Doesn't the title lead you to believe that he died when he jumped from a HOSPITAL window, when in fact he jumped from a flat and died in hospital??? Come on guys, this is not rocket science....

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-05 16:31

      Not the jump that killed him but the sudden stop at the end

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-06 07:11

      it was the stay in the government hospital that killed him

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-07-05 16:12

    He could have been suicidal

      phillip.harry.79 - 2012-07-05 17:12

      ...wouldnt care less if he was pushed!!!

  • sbu.mahwai - 2012-07-05 16:17

    Another one bites the dust wow - beautiful day indeed

  • kasper.mbayi2 - 2012-07-05 16:18

    Another excellent -1 criminal its count down to criminals.

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-07-05 16:19

    No jobs, no food, no help, no empathy..... When you are desperate enough to kill yourself instead of getting arrested for a robbery, you know you had no other option.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-07-05 16:33

      @ Tony, No parachute

      Nicolaas - 2012-07-05 16:56

      @Tony, he thaught that he could fly, but half way his wings broke off and he fell himself in his moer!

      phillip.harry.79 - 2012-07-05 17:15

      @nicolaas, ...yup he saw his asrse! ...f'n smacked him across the face!!!!!

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-05 16:25

    Great save on tax payers money! 1 less crim to worry about!Pity he wasnt accompanied by a few more-kill a few with one fall!

  • Greg - 2012-07-05 16:33

    Very misleading title. I though he jumped from the hospital window until reading a readers comment that he in fact jumped from the flat window.. Embarrassing for the journalist....

      marc.schnehage - 2012-07-05 17:29

      AA journalist - job first, training, training later!

  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-07-05 16:42


  • Pixi3kid - 2012-07-05 16:47

    2 words... EPIC FAIL

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-07-05 16:47

    Today should be called Darwin Donderdag. For our two dumb bungeling bafoons.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-07-05 22:13

      Naahh.. he was probably testing the Higgs boson particle theory that will lead to anti gravity. Just a few decades to early though. Good riddance though.

  • fdalana - 2012-07-05 16:54

    good decision.

  • jenniferann.palmer - 2012-07-05 16:57

    Forgot his umberella...a**hole

  • anthony.denozo.336 - 2012-07-05 16:58

    How much of Taxpayers money was wasted to try to save this dip$hit$ life in hospital

  • morati.maropola - 2012-07-05 17:04

    He should have waited for remission

  • Karen - 2012-07-05 17:14

    Caption of this article "Robber dies in hospital escape attempt" followed by "A Bloemfontein man has died in hospital after jumping six floors in an attempt to escape arrest" So which was it? He was trying to escape from the hospital or did he die in hospital after jumping six floors of another building?!?!! FFS It's high time these journalists actually read through their articles before posting on News24

      marcelle.joubertdurandt - 2012-07-05 17:27

      Agree Karen - 1 simple word would have made all the difference in the headline, maybe? " Robber dies in hospital AFTER escape attempt" .... Shocking writing "skills" ......

  • Denven Appels - 2012-07-05 17:14

    maybe he miss judged the fall.

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-05 17:18

    Jolly good then.

  • Mfana David Manogo - 2012-07-05 17:24

    Yes they deserve 2 die bcaus people are working hard 4 their property then criminal just take it easily thanx 4that

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-07-05 17:30

    Shame man, that poor pavement.

      shane.jacoby.3 - 2012-07-05 18:10

      Now I would be prepared to pay toll fees on that stretch of roadway... as long as they keep delivering similar service...

  • Tombela BJ Izek - 2012-07-05 18:13

    May be he had Red Bull before he went on a

      alansmartSnr - 2012-07-05 22:18

      ..@.Tombela BJ Izek.. May be he had Red Bull before he went on a mission -- Good comment, loved it. LOL

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