Elderly Man Pushes Suspect Off Roof, Ends Police Standoff

An 83-year-old man who’d had enough pushed an intruder off of his roof after a nearly five-hour standoff with police.

It all started at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday when someone called 911 reporting they were being followed, KTLA reports. That’s when police found a man jumping from one rooftop to another as he tried to run from them.

The chase lasted several hours, despite a crisis negotiator who tried to convince the suspect to come down.

Then, the man arrived at the rooftop of 83-year-old Wilford Burgess.

Burgess climbed a ladder to the roof, and pushed the man off and into the custody of police.


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  1. Pepe Le Pew


    Way to go!

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