Saginaw man bled to death on roof after breaking into home

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A Mid-Michigan man bled to death after authorities say he broke into a home and then tried to escape through a broken window.

The Petoskey Department of Public Safety said they received a 911 call about 6:10 a.m. Sunday, May 27 for reports of a breaking and entering in progress. The caller told dispatch a man had just broken into their home and was bleeding heavily.

When officers arrived they could see the man sitting on the roof the home, according to the department. From the ground, police saw the man was bleeding profusely from an injury to his right arm.

Officers learned the man was unarmed and used a ladder to reach the roof. By the time they made contact, the man was unconscious.

The department said medical aid was given as soon as possible, but the man died from his injuries at the scene.

Investigators learned the man hurt himself while breaking into the home and again while breaking out windows on the second floor to escape to the roof.

The suspect had no form of identification on him, but WPBN-TV reports he has been identified as 36-year-old Vincent Parnell Reynolds. Police said he is from the Saginaw area and recently moved to Petoskey for work.

Police still aren't sure what Reynolds's motive was, but they say they don't believe he was trying to take anything.

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