TV thief falls off cliff during bicycle getaway

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Durban - A suspected robber is in a critical condition after falling off a 25m cliff while riding a bicycle he was using to escape a house robbery on Monday.

According to bystanders, the suspect was fleeing the scene of a suspected robbery in Winston Park on a bicycle, while holding a TV.

He raced down a hill and was unable to stop before the 25m drop.

Netcare 911 paramedics were called and upon arriving at the scene, noticed the man lying on his back, with the bicycle and TV close by, spokesperson Chris Botha said on Monday night.

The man was sedated and placed on a ventilator at the scene, before he was transported via Oryx helicopter to a nearby field where he received further treatment.

Paramedics then transported him to a hospital in Durban, where hew was undergoing emergency treatment in the Specialised Care unit.

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Agent_Smith

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Maybe he also stole a Red Bull from the fridge and tried to test out RB's slogan while escaping...
 

Kosmik

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To quote Pirates of the Carribean, he suffered a short stop and long drop :D

What a waste of money, helicopter and field services.
 

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Netcare 911 paramedics were called and upon arriving at the scene, noticed the man lying on his back, with the bicycle and TV close by, spokesperson Chris Botha said on Monday night.

Should have left him there and gone to help someone who deserves it rather.

Hopefully the TV was OK though :p
 
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Should have used the helicopter to get the TV back to the owners.

If DiCaprio can cross the wilderness after being torn to shreds by a bear, I'm sure the guy would have been fine.
 

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:D

Was reading this in the Mercury this morning .... must have been an Apple TV with AirPlay .....

Tosser
 

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Should have used the helicopter to get the TV back to the owners.

If DiCaprio can cross the wilderness after being torn to shreds by a bear, I'm sure the guy would have been fine.

Maybe the dude thought the movie was called Retarded and was eager to oblige?
 

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/Tsk

You all seem to have missed the most obvious question...

Was the TV ok?
 

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Not the first time television was been responsible for a cliff-hanger...
 
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