Video Shows Man Trying To Escape Police By Smashing Through Roof

Video footage has emerged that shows possibly the most bizarre attempt to escape from the police that you'll ever see.

A man appeared to be trying to get away from a raid on a house in Penarth, Wales, by bursting through the roof before starting to fling tiles off the top of the roof.

The footage was shot through the window of an office building on Friday afternoon.

It shows six officers breaking down the door of a house and storming the building. Then, suddenly, a man peeps his head out through the roof and climbs up. Sitting on the roof, he then begins to fling stuff down at the police

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

The person who filmed it, who doesn't want to be named, said that the man was up there for more than an hour.

They said: "There's been about 10 people in our office watching the stand-off for about an hour now, and a crowd of about 20 or 30 people out in the street.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

"There must be about 50 police officers outside the house. There's at least at ten police vans here. There's a negotiator pacing round as well, because the man was throwing tiles.

"The man did go back inside the attic for a bit, and then he kept going in and out. The police are waiting outside - they can't do anything, in case the man falls from the roof.

"There's a woman and a young child who have come out the house and onto the street. But the man is refusing to come out."

Right, where now? Credit: SWNS
Right, where now? Credit: SWNS

The witness went on to say that a 50 metre cordon was in place around the house.

In a statement released earlier, a spokesperson from South Wales Police said: "South Wales Police are currently in attendance at the address of a man on a roof at Salop Place, Penarth.

"This is currently ongoing."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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