A would-be thief is in critical condition after falling from the roof of an old Kmart store in Torrington while trying to steal copper, according to police.
Police said Jason Alexson, 33, of Torrington, climbed to the top of the building at 681 Main Street around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday to steal copper from rooftop air conditioning units.
His co-conspirator, Jacob Newman, 33, called 911 when Alexson fell, according to police. Newman is now behind bars.
LifeStar was called out but couldn't fly because of foggy conditions, according to emergency dispatchers. Instead, an ambulance brought Alexson to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Police said he was transferred to Hartford Hospital, where he's listed in critical condition.
Newman was arrested and charged with first-degree larceny, first-degree criminal trespass and first-degree criminal mischief.
Police are still investigating and ask anyone with information to call detectives at 860-489-2051.