Acrobatic suspect leaps 2 stories, leads police on chase; Man wanted on warrants.Byline: Scott J. Croteau
WORCESTER - Police watched from below as a Barclay Street man leaped from a second-floor balcony onto a shed and then over a fence onto Mendon Street in an attempt to evade arrest.
In the end, the man's acrobatics acrobatics
Art of jumping, tumbling, and balancing. The art is of ancient origin; acrobats performed leaps, somersaults, and vaults at Egyptian and Greek events. Acrobatic feats were featured in the commedia dell'arte theatre in Europe and in jingxi (“Peking didn't help him yesterday as police caught the man, who was wanted on several warrants.
Police headed to 33-1/2 Barclay St. about 8:20 a.m. yesterday to arrest Eddie Alamo on outstanding warrants stemming from two incidents earlier this year in which he allegedly attacked a woman.
When officers knocked on the second-floor door, Mr. Alamo, 19, answered it.
"Police recognized him and he slammed the door really quick and locked it," police spokesman Sgt. Kerry F. Hazelhurst said. Police tried to open the door, but couldn't.
A few moments later, a woman answered the door and police went inside to search the home. Officers inside the apartment noticed the back door was open, but that wasn't Mr. Alamo's exit plan, police said.
An officer saw Mr. Alamo jump from a porch.
"He jumped off the second-floor porch, onto a shed and then over a fence," Sgt. Hazelhurst said.
Police chased Mr. Alamo around Mendon, Barclay and Grafton streets. They caught him behind a Grafton Street gas station, where he stood in a "fighting stance," Sgt. Hazelhurst said.
Mr. Alamo was tackled after swinging wildly at the officers. He was arrested and charged with resisting arrest resisting arrest n. the crime of using physical force (no matter how slight in the eyes of most law enforcement officers) to prevent arrest, handcuffing and/or taking the accused to jail. , disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct disorderly conduct
Conduct likely to lead to a disturbance of the public peace or that offends public decency. It has been held to include the use of obscene language in public, fighting in a public place, blocking public ways, and making threats. .
He was wanted on warrants out of Central District Court on charges of kidnapping, intimidation of a witness, threatening to commit a crime (two counts), assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he or she attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another or causes such injury purposely, knowingly, or recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; or attempts to cause or purposely or and battery, breaking and entering breaking and entering v., n. entering a residence or other enclosed property through the slightest amount of force (even pushing open a door), without authorization. If there is intent to commit a crime, this is burglary. in the day time with intent to commit a felony, violation of a restraining order restraining order: see injunction. and malicious destruction of property.