Granddad, 83, pushes burglar off La Puente roof after hours-long standoff

Lawrence Kim
September 14, 2017

For several hours, the unidentified suspect refused to leave as police brought in crisis negotiators to persuade him to peacefully surrender, per KABC.

After the standoff had gone on for five hours, a neighbor grabbed a ladder and Burgess used it to climb onto the roof.

"Stand off w/man jumping on roof tops ended by 83 yr old man who got exhausted of his games and pushed him off The grandpa did what we couldn't", he tweeted.

Burgess' grandaughter, Ashley Wrenn, captured the whole scene on video.

"Capt. Tim Murakami of the sheriff's Industry Station took to Twitter to say Burgess pushed the suspect off the roof because he got exhausted of the suspect's games". "I said.'I'm going up on the roof, that sucker's coming off, '" he explained.

"My grandfather was so upset". Burgess was able to restrain the man - and then tossed him off the roof.

Or, as police told the Mercury News, the resident "escorted" the suspect off the roof.

"You come to my house, you don't have to worry about him because I'll be all over it 'cause I'm going to load up", Burgess told the station. When he landed he damaged Wrenn's mother's vehicle, she said.

She said she was thankful her grandfather was protecting his family.

"I told him we don't want him hurt, just want him off the roof", she said.

"He wasn't staying in one place", Mr Burgess said. That's papa, ' she told KTLA, laughing.

The man was taken to a hospital for psychological evaluation after sheriff's deputies took him into custody.

The man ended up on a roof in the 14100 block of Beckner Street.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER