MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A man who tried to break into a car outside a southwest Miami-Dade County home climbed onto the roof of a house to avoid capture, police said.
The incident occurred early Tuesday in a neighborhood on the corner of Southwest 73rd Place and Southwest 13th Terrace.
Miami-Dade police said a man, later identified as Maike Jufre, 43, was trying to burglarize a car when he got spooked by the homeowner, ran away and ended up on the roof of a nearby home.
"He had a pole, so apparently he climbed from her roof towards the other roof," neighbor Mayra Kennedy told Local 10 News. "I have no idea how he did that. But there was no way of calming him down."
Officers spent about an hour trying to coax him off, but Jufre didn't come down easily.
The woman who lives at the home told Local 10 News that she was at work when a neighbor called her and told her there was a man on her roof. She said he slipped and fell through an aluminum awning attached to the side of her home.
Edicta Azzan said she's never seen the man before.
"Never in my life," she said.
Jufre was placed into the back of an ambulance and taken to an area hospital. His condition wasn't immediately known.
Jufre faces charges of burglary and resisting arrest.
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