Police: Burglar jumps from balcony, breaks leg, leaves tracks in snow, gets arrested

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Authorities say a hospitalized man is awaiting arrest after he robbed an apartment, broke his leg during the escape, and called 911.

Police say 21-year-old Leoul Yosef will be charged with burglary for robbing an Alexandria apartment on Wednesday and then jumping off the second story balcony after the owner returned home.

Fairfax County Police Officer Don Gatthardt says Yosef left tracks in the snow when he jumped.

Officers say they were following the snow trail when they received a 911 call from a man in the vicinity saying he'd broken his leg. Responding officers matched the identity of the caller to the burglary suspect.

Gatthhardt says Yosef will be charged after his release from the hospital.

It's unclear if Yosef has an attorney.

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