Left there as they panicked when they heard the screams. Using two ladders would be faster so he runs to it and pulls it away from the wall looping an arm into the middle rung to carry it.
The pack of zombies are closing in though and sound like they are on the next street. So close he can hear the rabble of feet stampeding in their direction. Pauline is still only about half way up though, she’s moving too slowly, her knees shaking and her hands trembling with each step.
This was a bad idea after all. I knew these assholes would get me killed.
The swarm rounds the corner about a block away and charges towards them, about 50 in number and he shouts at Pauline: MOVE, WOMAN!