A Brooklyn man terrified he was about to be arrested by police went on Facebook Live moments before jumping out an 11-story window.
The man used a makeshift rope of bed sheets to climb out the window of an apartment on the 11th floor of a building on Monument Walk in the Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene, but plummeted to the ground after the sheets tore at the seventh floor, a witness told the Daily News.
The sheets could be seen dangling three stories from the 11th-floor window.
“They gave way at the seventh floor by the air conditioner,” the witness said.
Medics took him to Brooklyn Hospital in critical condition shortly after 6 p.m., an FDNY spokesman said.
In a nearly six-minute video on Facebook, the man, who goes by the name Mell DeCaprio, said, “Cops is at my door. They looking for me right now. They about to arrest me … I’m about to get arrested, they’re about to lock me up. Tune in, tune in, tune in.”
A few minutes later, he announced he wanted to jump out the window.
“I’m about to go to jail … and I ain’t been home a whole month,” he said. “I’m about to jump out the window. I’m on the 11th floor. I’m about to jump, bro, jump. If you want to jump, let me know. They right there bro.”
Neighbors said the man had just finished a prison term, and was sleeping on a friend’s couch.
“He said he was only out of prison for two weeks,” said one witness, a 40-year-old construction worker who didn’t give his name. “The cops were looking for him earlier this afternoon. They grabbed his friend, but they had a picture of him.”
Andre Davis, 36, who lives on the first floor of the building, said he saw the man drop.
“He flew right past my window, then boom, his body was right there,” Davis said. “I heard what I thought was a shot before the guy fell.”
Paramedics found a wound on the man’s chest, but detectives were still trying to determine if he was shot or if he hit an air conditioner on his way down, sources said.