VIDEO: Armed Man Falls Three Stories While Jumping Rooftops To Escape Cops

Steven Paulino tried to escape from officers by leaping off a multi-story building, but it didn't go as he planned.

Bronx, NY – An armed man’s attempt to leap from the roof of a building to escape from police failed miserably on Saturday, when he was unable to maintain his grip and fell three stories onto the cement (video below).

The incident began at approximately 8 a.m., when 27-year-old Steven Paulino showed up at a Kingsbridge residence and began threatening a woman inside, the New York Daily News reported.

According to the woman, Paulino accused her of sending a someone a disrespectful text about him and his brother, rapper Snoopy Dinero.

“B---h come outside!” Paulino yelled from outside the woman’s door. “I’m gonna f--king kill you!”

“I’ve known him for a long time,” the woman later explained. “Right now, he's really not in the right state of mind. He’s using a lot of heavy drugs.”

When police arrived at the scene, Paulino took off running, firing a round into the air as he headed towards a multi-story building nearby.

He ditched his gun along the way, then proceeded onto the building’s roof.

Paulino ran to the edge, then hesitated just long enough to plant his feet – as if on a diving board – before he made his ill-fated leap towards a fire escape on an adjacent building, cell phone footage showed.

For a fraction of a second, the soaring Paulino appeared on course to pull off his escape, but his hopes were dashed when he failed to maintain his grip on the railing.

His body bounced off of the fire escape bars, launching him backwards onto the cement three stories below, where police were waiting for him.

“It sounded like when you hit a wall really, really hard,” witness Liliana Ramos told the New York Daily News. “I heard the police scream ‘don’t f--king move.’ We saw the guy on the floor bleeding from his head.”

Paulino was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

His mother claimed he only suffered a broken wrist.

“It’s a miracle that he’s alive,” she said.

Although police recovered Paulino’s gun at the scene, his mother said she doubted that he had truly been armed.

“He doesn’t have any gun that I know of,” she told the New York Daily News. “If he had a gun, the police would have arrested him. I’ve never seen him with a gun.”

Paulino’s victim said she believes he is in need of chemical dependency treatment.

“He’s changed. It’s the drugs. It’s not even him,” she said. “I feel like he doesn’t need to go to jail. He needs to go to rehab.”

Paulino has been charged with reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, assault, menacing, resisting arrest, and obstruction of government administration, the New York Post reported.

You can watch cell phone footage of his daring escape attempt in the video below:

Comments (25)
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Skipper
Skipper

That will take the breath right out of You.

JBo
JBo

Love happy endings!

angeleyes
angeleyes

mother's statement about him not being armed means lawsuit to me. He wouldn't have jumped if the police weren't chasing him.... blah, blah, blah.

Jetpilot
Jetpilot

Someone’s watched to many movies.

Hannibal
Hannibal

He di int have no gun, he neva done noffin wrong. He a good boy.

VicG
VicG

Look, up in da sky, it a bird, it a plane, oooops....

Krsmith2
Krsmith2

Culling the herd..

Skidoo
Skidoo

His attempt to escape police went over like a lead balloon and no piles of garbage were there to break his fall.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Now that's justice ! ......HA !! that's what you get for thinking you are Jason Bourne.

Only Matt Damon and I can think we are Jason Bourne.

Rayb
Rayb

He should have been dead!! Wow! Mom is really in denial... hope he doesn’t breed!

Snooper
Snooper

I hope the Punk assed puke hurts for a long time!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Good thing there's cell phone footage. Because with the way his mother is in denial about who her son is, she would have claimed the cops pushed him off the roof. I hope they get his DNA off the gun so his idiot mother might finally realize her son is a drug addict thug who is a threat to other people!!

5150
5150

Instant Karma

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Wow! I can’t wait for the “They didn’t have to chase my son!, He doesn’t do these types of things. I mean, yes he has a drug problem, but He was just scared, that’s why he was running away. Oh and by the way, he has mental issues.....” *as she cries and holds his pre school graduation picture because that’s about all the education he’s had. This story is a waste of data to be even published. Criminals deserve what they get. Who cares.

Bigg59
Bigg59

Good footage of a felon getting what he needed and the police did not touch him wow LMAO

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

Jackie Chan He Is Not!!!

sturnman22
sturnman22

it's a bird, it's a plane, no it's....a shithead!

IsupportLEOs
IsupportLEOs

That usually only works in the movies, and sometimes you still get hurt. Ask Tom Cruise.

LEO0301
LEO0301

That's some funny shit, right there. I probably would have gotten in trouble for laughing if I was on scene.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Good take-off, but landing needs some work... A lot of Parental Denial at work here... Wonder if the FAA will get him for flying without a tail number?

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez
  • I am Charles Darwin and I approve this message.
  • But... he's alive.
  • Goddamn it. Ok, I take that back.
pbm4jc
pbm4jc

The man fell 3 stories high and the cops say, "Don't f.... move!" I'm sure the guy would jump up and start running again...drugs or no drugs.