Police: Counterfeiter Tried To Escape Officers Using Parkour

Matt Dwyer
October 16, 2018 - 6:01 am

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TRUMBULL, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say a man questioned for counterfeiting attempted to evade officers by performing parkour.

Trumbull police say the 25-year-old New York City man used a fake $100 bill to buy a video game at the local mall, which prompted the store clerk to contact police. The Connecticut Post reports the suspect was briefly detained and questioned by a police sergeant while exiting the mall Saturday.

The suspect initially denied any wrongdoing initially, but then took off running into a parking garage. Police officials then say the suspect jumped off the upper level of the garage to a lower level, before running to another jumping point where he was caught by police.

The man faces multiple charges, and police are investigating similar instances of counterfeiting in the area.


Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com