Teen Gets Stuck on Roof While Fleeing Police

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013  |  Updated 8:08 AM EDT
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Teen Gets Stuck on Roof While Fleeing Police

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Authorities say the fire department had to be called in to rescue a 16-year-old Philadelphia boy who got stuck on a roof while running from police in Delaware County.

Police say it started Wednesday afternoon around 1:30 when the teen was pulled over by Philadelphia police at 63rd Street and Hazel Avenue and fled the vehicle on foot. He ran through the woods in Cobbs Creek Park and into Upper Darby, just outside the city.

Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood says the boy fled out of the woods and into a house, knocking down a woman on his way in.

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“A woman seated on her front porch was knocked down by the teen that ran into the house and out the second-floor window onto the roof when his escape was cut short because there was no where else to go,” Chitwood told the Delaware County Daily Times.

Police say the fire department was called in and he was forced off the roof at gunpoint.

The boy, who is expected to be charged with assault, reckless endangerment and other charges, wasn’t identified since he is a minor.

 


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