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Arlington Heights Man Puts Himself at Risk on the Roof of a House

Arlington Heights police received a call for help at about 10:15 p.m. Sunday for a man that was running and acting recklessly on the roof of a house on the 1500 block of Richmond Street. When police arrived they found a man hanging on the edge of the roof of a two-story house on Richmond Street. Arlington Heights police officers called for an ambulance and firefighters to assist with a rescue of the man. When firefighters arrived to help the man down from the roof, the man began to get agitated and ran around different areas of the roof of the house. At times he jumped from the two-story roof to the roof of the one-story attached garage. Other times he climbed back to the two-story roof then rested against the chimney of the house. Other times he rested face down at the peak of the highest point of the roof, sometimes with his legs dangling from the edge. […]