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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A man was critically injured Monday morning after falling from his second-floor apartment while attempting to break into the locked residence, police said.

The fall was reported at 1:35 a.m. at Pico Boulevard and 6th Avenue, Los Angeles police Sgt. Richard Estevez. The injured man and his roommate had locked themselves out of their apartment, located on the floor above businesses.

The roommate decided to sleep in the hallway, but the man who fell had a different plan.

“He tried to make a rope out of clothing and it didn’t work,” Estevez said. The rope failed while the man was hanging outside his apartment and he fell two stories and landed face-first on the sidewalk.

The man was reportedly bleeding profusely and was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, Estevez said.

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