I don't know what this man was thinking, it is difficult to escape from anything or anywhere when your hands are locked in handcuffs. 

Reports indicate Christopher Clay Rudd, 35, of Utah was in court for violating the terms of a court-mandated drug treatment program. Obviously, he was afraid of the outcome - why else would he throw himself over a second story balcony? Wasn't he afraid of that outcome? You can see it all in the video below. Rudd running from the courtroom and yes throwing himself over the balcony. I will warn you, the footage may be graphic for some people. There is blood on the ground, I am quite sure it is Rudd's blood (duh), I am just not sure where it is coming from. I am guessing his head. What is confirmed is that he broke his leg and pelvis and fractured his skull. Damn. Rudd will most likely face additional charges for this stunt.