Man jumps from Beaver Run roof |

Man jumps from Beaver Run roof

BRECKENRIDGE – Police are considering charges against a man who reportedly ran from a keg of beer when confronted by a lodging security guard Thursday night, then jumped from a roof in the ensuing chase.

A statement from the Breckenridge Police Department said Sean Short, 18, of Blue River, was taken to Summit Medical Center and then St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver for treatment of injuries suffered in a 25- to 30-foot fall from a roof at Beaver Run Resort.

A security guard told police officers he found Short crouching in the shadows when he went to examine a keg sitting in a hallway near the Beaver Run conference center, which was unused at the time. The guard told officers he asked Short what he was doing and Short said he was lost.

The guard told police he could smell alcohol on Short’s breath, according to the police department statement. The guard said Short attempted to run away and hit him in the head when the guard attempted to stop him.

The guard chased Short through a hallway and over the pedestrian bridge above Village Road. The guard said Short fell once on the ice, ran again and jumped over a railing onto a snow-covered roof, then jumped over the edge of the roof. Short was hanging by his hands, the guard said, then dropped, hitting a plate glass window below.

When officers arrived, Short was lying on the sidewalk near the entrance to Spencer’s Restaurant.

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