(31 July 2005, Darwin, Australia) A 30-year-old resident of this aptly
named town of 60,000, nestled in the Northern Territories on the Sea of
Timor, just wanted to go home. But he was thwarted by two circumstances.
First, he lived in an upper-level unit in a high-rise apartment building,
and second, he had locked his keys in the apartment.
It was 4am. Some people do their best thinking in the wee hours of the
morning, but our protagonist was not one of them. He concluded that his
best course of action was to scale the outside of the building. He managed
to climb a short distance before he slipped.
Luckily, a parked car was beneath him to cushion the fall. He pulled
himself off the shattered windshield and, unwilling to give up after one
small setback, again set out to scale the wall. This time he reached the
third floor before he slipped.
He was less fortunate than before, as he landed on his head, yet also more
fortunate, as this knocked him unconscious and saved him from a third
attempt. He survived the fall, and was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital for
Lest outsiders get the wrong idea of Darwin, Australia, we include a
comment from a sergeant on the Darwin Police force: "It doesn't happen
every day," he said.
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Submitted by: Brad K
Reference: The Australian, Gold Coast Bulletin