Saturday, June 02, 2001

Despite daring swan dive, he's a jailbird

The Associated Press

        NORWALK, Ohio — A man wanted on a felonious assault charge in Florida jumped out a second-story window to avoid police, but he didn't get too far.

        Robert Wiggins, 29, injured his shoulder and arm and got a mouthful of dirt when he hit the ground.

        “People violate other laws and sometimes get away with it, but you can't violate the law of gravity. It will get you every time,” said Norwalk Police Capt. Scott Brittain.

        Mr. Wiggins was treated at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and then taken to jail. He is awaiting a hearing on whether he should be sent back to Hamilton County in Florida.

        Police officers surrounded an apartment Thursday where Mr. Wiggins was with a friend.

        “He did a swan dive out the window,” Capt. Brittain said. “The window was open, but he took a screen down with him. He didn't go far.”


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