Naked man jumps through window, cuts leg in downtown Wichita

05/14/2013 7:49 AM

05/14/2013 1:46 PM

It was a quiet Tuesday morning in downtown Wichita – and then a naked man jumped out an elevated apartment window.

The shattered glass gashed his leg, police say, so the 51-year-old man walked to the Fairfield Inn, 525 S. Main, and asked for help.

It was initially reported as a gunshot wound, Lt. Doug Nolte said. When officers arrived at the hotel, “they noticed there was a trail of blood,” Nolte said.

They retraced the blood droplets across Main and found a window that had been broken out on the first floor of the vacant Ellington Apartments building at 514 S. Main.

The man had apparently been squatting in the empty apartment for some time, Nolte said. He appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.

He was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis for treatment of “a pretty serious cut” on his leg, Nolte said.

The 86-year-old Ellington was just in the news last week, when it was nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. Gang graffiti was readily visible inside the neo-classic hotel, which is slated for redevelopment.

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