Fugitive Leaps From Hotel, Lands On Police Car

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A suspect attempting to flee from the third floor balcony of a Canadian hotel ended up landing right where police wanted him: incapacitated and lying right next to a police cruiser.

The Calgary Herald of Alberta, Canada reports the police were called to the Best Western Siding 29 Lodge in Banff after surveillance cameras revealed a guest had helped himself to money from the register.

When police knocked on the suspect's hotel room door, he jumped from the third floor directly onto a police car. But instead of evading the police, he hurt himself so badly he could not get up.

Best Western hotel office manager Elsa Tungpalan tells the Calgary Herald police were searching for the man when she heard a "big, loud noise" outside.

"We looked outside and the guy was lying on the floor and he's moaning," says Tungpalan, who informed the police the man had jumped.

The criminal, Kenneth Allan Funk, 45, was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Funk, who had previously served 21 months in jail for possessing more than $50,000 in stolen goods, ended up being wanted in Calgary on nine warrants.

Inside the room, police found a stolen wallet and items purchased using stolen credit cards.

Tungplan said the guest was suspicious from the start: he and the rest of his party of four paid in cash, claiming to have lost their wallets. It turns out they had given false names, a wrong license plate number, and a made-up phone number, too.

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