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MANSFIELD- A police officer fell two stories this weekend, as the steps inside of a vacant home collapsed.

On Monday, that officer Mansfield Police Sgt. Toneli Webb, clutched the rosary he keeps in his pocket as he spoke to us about the ordeal.

"It's a blessing, no such thing as luck ," Webb said, as he leaned on his crutches for support.

Webb and his fellow officers were at a vacant home Sunday afternoon after receiving a call about a man climbing through a window to get inside the house.

Police went inside and found the man sleeping in the upstairs. They got him out of the house but Sgt Webb went back inside to get the man's clothes. When the officer began going down the steps, he felt the stairs begin to collapse.

"I took the step and I heard it cracking, " Webb said. "I was screaming pretty good because my leg and stuff was popping." His captain says as soon as he heard what happened he rushed to the hospital.

"The first thing he said to me was I am sorry, " said Captain Bret Snavely. "He is a great officer and he was in a lot of pain."

Webb says while he is sore and bruised, he is lucky nothing was broken. "I never went unconscious, no concussion. Well not much in there, my wife is the brains of the operation, " he said with a smile.

Webb added that he believes God was watching over him, "I can't explain my weight dropping from that high and nothing broken," Webb added. " It's a blessing."

Sgt. Webb says he is hoping to rest up and return to the job he loves as soon as soon as possible.

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