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Grandfather Climbs Onto Roof To Apprehend Suspected Burglar

An elderly man pushed a suspected burglar off his roof during a police chase Tuesday in La Puente, Calif.

The alleged burglar met an unlikely match when Wilford Burgess, 83, “got tired” of his tomfoolery. The suspect was jumping from roof to roof, then sat on Burgess’ roof for five hours and refused to budge when police ordered him to come down. While neighbors called crisis negotiators to help out with the situation, Burgess decided to speed up the process, reported Los Angeles Times.

“I’m going on that roof. That sucker’s coming down,” Burgess said. The grandfather borrowed a ladder from his neighbor, climbed onto the roof, and pushed and shoved the suspected burglar onto the ground. The man slammed into Burgess’ car, broke the windshield, and was taken into custody, ABC7 reported.

“Come in my house, you don’t have to worry … because I’m going to load up,” Burgess said. “Just ’cause you’re old doesn’t mean you got to sit down. As long as you’re able to move, move.”

It is unclear if the suspect sustained any injuries from the fall.

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