A man who had burglarized a Roland Park home fell to his death from the house's balcony after being spotted by the homeowner, Baltimore police said.
The resident arrived at the home about noon Monday and saw a man on the third-floor balcony at the back of his house, police said. The man tried to climb over the railing and slide down the side of the house but lost his grip, officers said.
He fell 26 feet to a concrete walkway and was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said.
The house had been broken into and ransacked, police said.