Man leaps through window after stealing comic book in Times Square

NEW YORK -- Talk about a comic-con. For one man at Midtown Comics in Times Square, it did not end well.

The man was running wild around the second floor store, where police say he had been trying to shoplift comic books. When workers tried to stop him, he dove through a plate-glass window and tumbled to the sidewalk below.

The busy corner was lined with vendors and packed with pedestrians when the stunt happened at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Street vendor Demo Helim ran after him and kept him from getting far before police could arrive and take him into custody.

It took police about an hour to bust out the remaining shards of glass and make the street safe.

The man, with some blood on his body, went to the hospital, and his injuries were remarkably minor.
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