Police: Man falls from church during copper theft
Updated: Wednesday, April 17 2013, 08:41 AM EDT
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A man is in the hospital after police say he fell off a church roof while trying to steal copper wire.
Kalamazoo Public Safety officials tell us the man was trying to break into a vent on the roof when he fell off.
It happened at the Abundant Faith Word Church on Bank Street.
A person walking their dogs saw the man on the roof and called police.
When officers arrived they found the 51-year-old man had fallen off the roof and was lying injured in a courtyard next to the church.
Officers had to force their way into the courtyard to help him.
The man was taken to the hospital where he's in stable condition.
Police believe he was trying to steal copper wire from the H-VAC system on the church's roof.
The case is now being sent to the prosecutor for charges.