WEST SPRINGFIELD (AP) - West Springfield police say they caught an
alleged shoplifter after he jumped off the Memorial Bridge into the Connecticut
Police told The Republican of Springfield that the man stole nearly $15 worth of merchandise from a grocery store in West
Springfield on Sunday morning and fled.
Officers say the man jumped into the river and was later found clinging to a
bridge pillar by firefighters who had launched a rescue boat.
The man's name hasn't been released. He was arrested, and police say they're
trying to confirm his identity.
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