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83-year-old Wilford Burgess Had Enough- Hero Of The Day

Discussion in 'In The Mean Time' started by Sugar Cookie, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Sugar Cookie

    Sugar Cookie Well-Known Member Bold Member!

    An 83-year-old man who'd had enough pushed an intruder off of his roof after a nearly five-hour standoff with police.

    It all started at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday when someone called 911 reporting they were being followed, KTLA reports. That's when police found a man jumping from one rooftop to another as he tried to run from them.

    The chase lasted several hours, despite a crisis negotiator who tried to convince the suspect to come down.

    Then, the man arrived at the rooftop of 83-year-old Wilford Burgess.

    "He wasn’t staying in one place," Burgess told KTLA, describing the man's movement from home to home. "He’d be on one edge and then around on the other parts."

    He was on Burgess' roof for about an hour before the homeowner decided to go up after him.

    Burgess climbed a ladder to the roof, and pushed the man off and into the custody of police.

    "He'd been up there too long," said Burgess. "I figured...if they can't get him off, I can."


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  2. Peanut2

    Peanut2 Well-Known Member

    Way to go, Wilford Burgess!!
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  3. Craygor

    Craygor Norse American Bold Member!

    'That sucker's coming down'

    Bravo Zulu, you magnificent bastard! I wish more people would fucking stop being cowardly shits and put on their big boy pants like this wonderful octogenarian.
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    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  4. myra manes

    myra manes Trusted Member


    Hero of the day!
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  5. Francyne32

    Francyne32 Well-Known Member Bold Member!

    Ha! Good for him! Just thankful this asshole criminal didn't hurt this poor old man.
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  6. lithiumgirl

    lithiumgirl Pretty Nice Troll Bold Member!

    Fuck the police ... why didn't they send an officer up on those roofs themselves?
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  7. Sejanus

    Sejanus Well-Known Member Bold Member!

    Ok honestly this man is a doer.
    He needs to be in Congress right the hell now!

    Please God let there be video of this out there.
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  8. Prettypink513

    Prettypink513 Church Member Bold Member!

    Yayyy. Get em, Gramps!
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  9. Sue sue

    Sue sue !#$###!? Pickles Bold Member!

    Get off my roof!!!! :punch::rage:. Don't mess with the grass either.
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