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Alleged Home Invader Laxton Hebert Injures Himself When He Tries To Jump From A Balcony In St. Thomas After Homeowner Catches Him Creeping

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 52-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested after police said that he burglarized a home in Rock City, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

On December 18, 2016, Laxton Herbert was arrested and charged with Attempted Burglary and Destruction of Property after investigation revealed that on December 16, 2016 at roughly 9:30 p.m the complainant stated that he arrived home and observed a black male prying open the sliding glass door on his porch.

When the black male saw the complainant he jumped over the balcony of a three story building.

Herbert was taken to the hospital via ambulance and treated for a laceration to his left big toe, a laceration between his eyes, fractures to his back, fracture to the bottom of his neck, and a fractured eye socket.

He was then discharged from the hospital on December 18, 2016, and placed under arrest.  Unable to post bail he was turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advice of Rights hearing.

This information was released by the VIPD to the V.I. Free Press at 12:48 p.m. today.

Anyone having any information about any crimes please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340) 774-2211 or Criminal Investigation Bureau (340) 714-9807. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or 911.

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1 Comment

  1. Seeyoulateralligator
    December 23, 2016 at 9:14 PM — Reply

    I believe I can fly and escape when I land on my own two feet…….

    To escape from the homeowner and the police. ……

    Boy, was I dreaming. ……

    Got to wake up cause I actually leaped off a third floor balcony……
    I got busted by the homeowner and forgot for a split second that I was three stories up…….

    Now, I’m all busted up from the hospital and straight to jail where I am unable to defend myself……

    The worst part is I’ll miss both Christmas and the New Year because I chose a life of crime and now, I have to pay for it…….

    I am such a moo moo……
    I am the dumbest criminal ever…….

    Oh, my aching neck, back and head…….

    Gee whiz,

    I’m done

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