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Man leaps from subway tracks onto building rooftop in daring attempt to escape NYPD
Talk about taking a leap of faith. This kid should be a stunt man.
Elijah Chan
07.13.22

“I’ve never seen something like that before.”

Imagine walking to work or to the store one day then as you look up, a man was about to jump from five or six stories above ground.

If you’re scared of heights, this video might be too much for you. But for thrill-seekers out there, you’ll never believe what this man did just to escape the law.

The crowd gasped at a death-defying stunt.

The congregating people looked up at a man on the edge of an elevated railway just off Broadway and Thornton streets.

With phones and eyes aimed at him, the man readied himself to do the unthinkable – jump the whole span between the railway and the rooftop right in front of him.

Would he really jump?

On how he got here, we must trace back what happened three blocks before.

The officers from Brooklyn’s 90th Precinct said that they allegedly stopped Kendall Floyd near Humboldt and Debevoise.

YouTube Screenshot - NBC New York
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YouTube Screenshot - NBC New York

The cause for the initial stop was not mentioned but police officers said that Floyd allegedly flung his car door open and hit one of the apprehending officers.

Floyd allegedly fled the scene.

But the police were hot on his tail. He ran three blocks away where he stopped at Broadway and Thornton.

Then, maybe seeing no other choice, Floyd climbed a stanchion bar that was supporting the elevated railway.

YouTube Screenshot - NBC New York
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YouTube Screenshot - NBC New York

A bystander said that after climbing, he ran in the opposite direction and then came back after suspecting that he became tired.

Then, he went back and looked at the building across from him.

Floyd prepared to do the unthinkable.

Bystanders looked in horror and shock when Floyd positioned himself on the edge of the railway.

YouTube Screenshot - NBC New York
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YouTube Screenshot - NBC New York

Some of the people had their jaws open. Some had their hands on the side of their heads. Others were screaming for him not to jump.

Floyd launched himself from the tracks.

The crowd gasped and screamed as they feared for the worst. Others watched in disbelief as the man seemed to “hang in the air” for a few seconds.

YouTube Screenshot - NBC New York
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YouTube Screenshot - NBC New York

To the crowd’s surprise, Floyd made it to the rooftop of the building across from him. According to NBC, some people in the crowd can’t help but break into applause.

The cops then sprinted around the corner to block off the area behind the building where Floyd landed.

Authorities said Floyd indeed made it.

He suffered a leg injury from the jump which may have stopped him from running away from the police. The police apprehended him shortly after the jump.

YouTube Screenshot - NBC New York
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YouTube Screenshot - NBC New York

Floyd then faced a litany of charges including assault on an officer, reckless endangerment, official misconduct, false personation, two counts of criminal trespassing, and a seatbelt violation, among others.

The suspect was then taken to Woodhull Medical Center where he’s expected to recover.

“I’ve never seen something like that before,” one bystander said in an interview by NBC New York.

“It was like out of this world.”

YouTube Screenshot - NBC New York
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YouTube Screenshot - NBC New York

The police officer that was allegedly assaulted was also said to be okay. As for Floyd, his death-defying stunt brought an end to the wild chase.

Watch this man take a huge leap of faith in the video below!

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By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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