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Man flees police, tossing money as he goes

Sept. 13, 2011

A burglar threw dollars and bank deposit slips as police chased him from Mayfair, across North Avenue and into a residential neighborhood Friday night.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

Officers were responding to a possible fight at the mall at 10:45 p.m., when a man in the parking lot saw the squad car and started to run. A foot chase through the parking lot and into the parking garage ensued, and the man climbed over a 5-foot concrete barrier. Then he lost his footing, sliding down a hill toward North Avenue.

As he crossed the busy road, he threw a large amount of money in the air. When he reached the M&I Bank parking lot, he tossed more money and deposit slips.

After scaling two residential fences, the 18-year-old homeless man was eventually stopped in the 2200 block of North 106th Street.

Officers following the chase path recovered $1,200 and banking envelopes marked Subway.

Police found that the Subway restaurant in the mall food court had been burglarized. A custodian said he saw two suspicious people outside the restaurant after it had closed.


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