83-year-old grandfather throws man off roof

Teunis Felter
Written by Teunis Felter

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. 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. 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, grabbing him and shoving him off.

Video: 83-year-old La Puente resident throws man off roof after hours-long standoff



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Teunis Felter

Teunis Felter

Teunis Felter has over 20 years experience as an author, editor, and scientist. When not exploring outside, he enjoys reading history, researching genealogy, and civilly discussing politics.