Man fleeing police jumps fence – into prison
CLEVELAND – Police say a motorist fleeing officers in Cleveland abandoned his car and jumped a fence – landing in what turned out to be a prison yard.
Garfield Heights police say the chase started in that suburb early Monday over a traffic violation and reached speeds of 90 mph.
Police say that after a race through several communities, the driver and a passenger bolted from the car and headed for a fence.
They apparently did not realize it was on the outside the state women’s prison in Cleveland.
They were arrested along with two other passengers who also tried to flee.