Sleepwalking man plummets from eighth-floor window in New York City
A 35-year-old man was injured after he climbed out of an eighth-floor window in his sleep early on Monday morning, according to Patch.
Randy Phothisane, of Rochester, New York, allegedly took some of some of his girlfriend's sleeping pills before going to bed on Sunday night in her apartment in Manhattan's Lower East Side neighborhood.
Phothisane, who is said to have a history of sleepwalking, rose from the bed at around 5 a.m. and, still asleep, climbed out a window in the eighth-floor apartment.
He then plummeted six floors down before landing on top of a scaffolding set up near the second floor of the building and finally regaining his consciousness.
Emergency workers transported Phothisane Bellevue Hospital after the incident, according to the New York Post.
He is said to have suffered a broken leg, a broken rib and injured both his torso and back in the fall.
"Thank God he is alive," said his mother, Pamela Phothisane. "I really don’t know how he fell. I am really worried about him."
"Next time maybe (he) won’t be so lucky," she added.