BERKELEY (CBS SF) – Berkeley police were asking for the public’s help to nab a prowler who was injured while fleeing from officers on Wednesday.

A woman who lives on the 2200 block of Dwight Way reported seeing a man outside her second-story window shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Responding officers found a man matching the suspect’s description nearby. The suspect ran away and the officers chased him, police said.

During the chase, the man scaled a metal fence and got stuck when his leg was impaled on the gate. Officers called for an ambulance and tried to coax him down but the man freed himself and escaped, police said.

Police believe the man climbed a gate to the extended, flat roof of the building’s first floor in order to reach the victim’s window. It was not clear what the suspect’s intentions were, police said.

The suspect was described as a black man between 19 and 22 years old who had short hair and spotted facial hair. He is 6 feet tall and weighs between 185 and 195 pounds. He has an athletic build and was wearing dark colored boxer shorts and a hooded shirt with the arms cut off and the sides open.

The suspect suffered injuries to his left leg, thigh, and rib cage and a laceration near his right eye, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call police at (510) 981-5735 or (510) 981-5900.

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Comments (4)
  1. Tours Martel says:

    Pity that Berkeley P.D. doesn’t have the ability to use dogs as there is no better way to persuade criminals to give it up. Maybe the City Council personally should have to pay reparations to the next woman this guy rapes. There is nothing like personal responsibility to persuade the liberals to repent.

  2. mechanic says:

    You have got to be kidding, right(??) This guy is stuck on top of a pointed fence with fairly serious injuries; and the Berserkly Cops couldn’t take him into custody(???) Is Berserkly some kind of “Sanctuary City” now for all “people of color”? Prowling around in his “boxer shorts” , and they still can’t figure out what his motive for staring at a girl in the window ……. another lame statement. What’s happened to policemen of this generation. In the old days ……. a big Irish cop would have jumped up on that fence and picked this turd up and threw him down on the ground below; then dragged him off to the “pokey”.
    Ah, …… the good old days.

    1. DaPoPoMan says:

      It was Berkeley after all. The fact this suspect got away is laughable.

  3. Survival says:

    The fence gave more punishment than the legal system ever would!