83-year-old La Puente resident throws man off roof after hours-long standoff – Orange County Register


A man climbed on top of the roof of a La Puente home and wouldn’t come down for several hours Tuesday until an 83-year-old resident threw him off, according to bystander video of the incident.

The man had refused to budge for at least five hours despite demands from deputies and a crisis negotiator, said Sgt. David Cortinas of the sheriff’s Temple City station. He said the man was taken to a hospital for psychological evaluation after sheriff’s deputies took him into custody.

At about 12:30 p.m., about an hour and a half after the incident ended, Cortinas said the resident who got involved in the standoff had “escorted” the man off the roof, saying he also had few details about the incident.

But cell phone video taken by resident Ashley Wrenn showed the resident, who she identified as her 83-year-old grandfather, Wilford Burgess, approaching the intruder on the roof,…



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