Felon tries to escape Ohio after conviction by jumping off a 6th floor balcony, but breaks his legs and gets caught
- Donald Mullins, 44, was in Columbus at his conviction for theft on May 20
- The judge gave him four to six years and refused to allow surgery for the prison
- Mullins then stormed out of the courtroom and into the sixth-floor hall
- He threw himself off a glass balcony and landed on the fifth floor below
- Mullins suffered a broken nose and leg, and was quickly handcuffed
- He is now facing additional charges of escaping custody
- Mullins was convicted of defrauding and robbing an 82-year-old man for $ 500
- His fate was sealed by DNA evidence from Oreos that he chewed on the spot
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An Ohio man convicted of assaulting and robbing an 82-year-old man tried to flee his conviction by jumping over a balcony outside the courtroom – only to end up with a broken leg, face and more jail time .
Donald Mullins, 44, was convicted thanks to DNA left on the spot when he chewed an Oreo cookie.
On May 20, he was at the Franklin County Government Center in Columbus, Ohio, on charges of heavy burglary, robbery, and theft.
Judge Mark Serrott sentenced him to four to six years in prison.
Mullins then asked for a few days off before going to prison to undergo surgery for health problems.
Donald Mullins, 44, was sentenced to four to six years in prison on May 20 for assault and theft of an 82-year-old man. But immediately after the judge in Columbus, Ohio, read his verdict, Mullins stormed out of the courtroom into the lobby.
Mullins threw himself over the sixth-floor balcony railing and landed on the fifth floor below. Shocked court officials quickly surrounded him as he tried to crawl away
The judge’s office noted that Mullins appeared weak at the hearing, NBC reported, but Serrott denied the extension.
Mullins then managed to break away from the guards and run out the door from the courtroom.
In the hallway, he swung over a sixth-floor balcony and fell to the fifth floor.
An onlooker began recording the incident when the sheriff’s deputies responded, and her footage showed Mullins writhing on the ground with his face covered in blood, trying to get away despite an apparently broken leg.
The sheriffs quickly handcuffed him and called an ambulance, which arrived eight minutes later.
Mullins was told to stay calm by court officials, who called an ambulance
The 44-year-old was transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus and was subsequently charged with additional charges of escape from custody.
He was taken to Grant Medical Center for treatment after his failed escape.
Mullins has now been charged with an additional offense, escaping custody.
According to the complaint, Mullins had gotten money from an 82-year-old man by claiming to be his neighbor and saying he needed it to pay his electricity bill.
Mullins returned two more times and asked for more money, but the man refused.
In January 2020, Mullins reappeared at the man’s house with a pack of Oreos.
He ate a little and then asked to use the bathroom.
When he didn’t return for a while, the older man went looking for him. Entering his bedroom, Mullins pushed the man to the floor and took $ 400- $ 500 in cash from the man’s pocket.
DNA from the Oreos was used to confirm Mullins’ identity.