Top 9 Surveillance Videos of the Week: Handcuffed Man Flees Court, Jumps Off Balcony

Other top surveillance videos of the week include a hero grandfather, a violent car crash, an attempted break-in and much more.

In this week’s Top Surveillance Videos…

It takes a lot of intestinal fortitude to try to escape a courthouse during a sentencing. At that point, you’ve already been caught, you’re in handcuffs and you are surrounded by police. Why not just accept your fate and go quietly?

None of that mattered to one defendant who made a run for it and took a dive off the courthouse balcony.

Watch the footage!

Christopher Rudd was previously arrested on drug charges and was in court for failing to follow through with court ordered treatment.

The footage shows Rudd suddenly turn and flee the courtroom. As he exits the room he dives over a railing to the floor below. It’s unclear if he purposely dives over the railing or just loses control as he tries to turn.

Footage from the ground floor shows security guards attempt to catch Rudd as he falls. He would end up with a broken pelvis, leg and fractured skull for his troubles.

Also this week…

What’s worse than having your car stolen? Having your car stolen with your child inside. That’s what happened to a man in Chicago, but lucky for him, his daughter jumped out of the car as it began to speed off.

Make sure to check out this week’s surveillance videos, plus a grandfather takes down a fleeing armed suspect, two men nonchalantly steal an arcade game and much more!

Watch the Top Surveillance Videos of the Week here!

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Steven A. Karantzoulidis is the Web Editor for Security Sales & Integration. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Communication and has a background in Film, A/V and Social Media.

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