Apparently drugged man holes up in stranger’s attic in Whittier

WHITTIER — Police arrested an apparently drug-crazed man Friday after he climbed into a stranger’s attic and refused to come down, officials said.
The name of the man, who was estimated to be in his early 20s, was not available late Friday as he was still being examined at the hospital, Whittier police Lt. Steve Dean said. He was expected to be booked on suspicion of charges including being under he influence of methamphetamine and trespassing.
Residents called police about 5:30 p.m. to report seeing a man acting strange and running through yards near the 13600 block of Terrace Place, the lieutenant said. A short time later, a family called police to say the man had entered their garage.
Police told the family to evacuate the home, and officers found the intruder in the attic of the home, Dean said.
Officers tried to convince the man to come down for more than an hour before he fell through the ceiling in an apparent attempt to flee, he said. The suspect then jumped out a window into the waiting arms of police.

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