HAWAIIAN GARDENS (CBSLA.com) — A man dressed only in shorts and wanted on a violation of a restraining order eluded deputies for several hours Monday by climbing onto the roof of an apartment building in Hawaiian Gardens, authorities said.
The man sought by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies sat, walked around, tore concrete tiles off the roof of the building in 50-degree weather and refused to come down from about 7 p.m. Monday while authorities attempted to keep him from injuring himself and others.
The unidentified man was wanted on suspicion of violating conditions of an unspecified restraining order.
CBSLA’s Facebook page has full raw video of the man’s encounter with authorities.
A high angle rescue team and crisis negotiators removed the man around 1 a.m. Mental health care was provided to him, authorities reported.
No one was injured in the incident.
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