The woman was desperate to escape. There was no way she could get past the guards outside the door. But she was in luck--the window opened! She-- --climbed onto the ledge,and she was free!
Far below, traffic whizzed by on 42nd Street. Was she startled by the security guards coming back into the room? Or caught off-balance by a wayward pigeon? or hoping to win a Darwin Award? She's not telling, but she fell or jumped from the ledge, landing on scaffolding eight stories below.
She lost her bid for a full Darwin, surviving the fall with several broken bones. But her escape was only temporary. She was arrested and charged with burglary before being taken to a hospital in critical condition.
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