From the “Only in Pasadena” file:
PASADENA – Cornered atop a parking structure with no way out, a suspected bank robber made a desperate move Monday as officers closed in – he jumped from the roof of the five-story structure.
Seriously injured, the man was taken to a hospital, where he was in critical condition, authorities said.
Workers in the area said they heard a scream, then heard a loud thump; several said they then saw the man lying on the ground before paramedics arrived.
About an hour earlier, at about 9:16 a.m., the man held up the California National Bank, 101 N. Lake Ave., telling a clerk he had a gun, police said.
He ran out with an undisclosed amount of cash. But a person inside the bank, either an employee or a teller, ran after the man, calling 9-1-1 and providing police with a “good” description of the robber, Pasadena Police Department spokeswoman Janet Pope Givens said.