Suspect gives up after standoff on chimney

LOS ANGELES  — A shirtless burglary suspect who refused to come down from a chimney in East Los Angeles for more than four hours, finally surrendered to sheriff’s deputies shortly before noon Friday, authorities said.

manOnChimneyThe man, wearing only black baggie shorts and white socks, climbed on a roof at about 7 a.m. when a bail bondsman tried to take him into custody. Sheriff’s deputies surrounded the home and tried to talk him down, but he refused.

Deputies described the man as agitated. He was not believed to be armed.

The man is an ex-convict who is out on bail on a burglary charge. He was wanted for allegedly failing to appear in court.

Investigators found  gun and a bulletproof vest inside the home. He was arrested on an outstanding burglary warrant and faces other charges including resisting arrest and being a felon in possession of a gun

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