“Break a leg” not good luck for this guy


A broken leg, and snow on the ground, led to the capture of a burglary suspect in Franconia Wednesday evening.

It happened in the 6000 block of Archstone Court. A 29-year-old woman was moving into her new apartment and had to leave for a brief time. When she came back, she saw a man climbing over her second floor balcony.

According to Fairfax County police, that man jumped off the balcony and hurt his leg when he landed on the ground. He crawled away, leaving tracks in the snow. Officers were following his tracks when a medical call came out, close by, for a man who had fallen on the ice and broken his leg.  Officers who answered that call identified that injured man as the man who jumped from the victim’s balcony.

The suspect, 21-year-old, Leoul Yosef, was taken to a hospital for treatment of a broken leg. He’s facing burglary charges.


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Ed Tobias
Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.