(09-11) 17:15 PDT SAN FRANCISCO
A car-burglary suspect fell to his death early Thursday after he climbed over a wall on San Francisco's Telegraph Hill while trying to flee from police, apparently unaware that on the other side of the wall was a 200-foot cliff, authorities said.
The man was identified by the San Francisco medical examiner's office as James Ronald Cockrum Jr., 38, of Daly City. His grandmother said Cockrum was the married father of a 2-year-old girl. He was an Army veteran who had spent time in prison for drugs.
The incident began at 12:30 a.m. when police received re
ports of someone breaking into a car on Alta Street near Montgomery Street, east of Coit Tower.
Plainclothes officers set up surveillance in the area and spotted Cockrum getting out of an Audi, said police spokesman Sgt. Neville Gittens. Police tried to stop him, but he took off running. At one point, he stumbled and a screwdriver fell o
ut of his pocket, police said.Cockrum jumped over a 3-foot wall at the end of Alta Street and plunged the equivalent of 20 stories. He was pronounced dead at the scene, west of Sansome Street.
I was so happy when I saw this is article. Not that the dumb ass died, but that it happened on Telegraph Hill. My sister use to live right there and there is a statue of Christopher Columbus on top of it. If you take a side angle picture of this statue, Columbus's thumb looks like a boner. And I am PISSED I can't find my picture of it. It must be on my sister's camera.
So I searched the web hoping someone else realized the obvious funniness of the statue, but no. All you have to do is look at the statue from the side, and it looks like a dick, and I can't find a picture.
See here is a picture of the statue, move to the side and its a protruding penis.
And here is a giant penis statue just to make up for me not finding my picture.