Suspected shoplifter jumps head first off escalator in Ohio

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A suspected thief tries to escape Ohio police by jumping off an escalator. (WLS)

A suspected shoplifter jumped head first off an escalator while running from police in Ohio.

Police say 21-year-old Marcel Wallace was running down the escalator in Macy's when an officer starting coming toward him and he jumped.

The officer tried to catch him, but Wallace kicked at the officer and fell, landing on his head.

Minutes earlier, police say Wallace was caught switching price tags and then having his sister, a cashier at the store ring them up.

He apparently tried to get away with buying coats worth more than $600 for just $26.

Both are facing theft charges.

WLS-TV contributed to this report.
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