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(ABC7 Los Angeles)   Tired of a mentally ill man in a standoff with police jumping from roof to roof, an 83-year-old grandfather climbs up and throws the individual off the roof to the waiting police (with poor quality video)   ( abc7.com) divider line
    More: Murica, La Puente neighborhood, La Puente, California, United Kingdom, elderly grandfather, agitated suspect, hours-long standoff, crisis negotiators, refusing commands  
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2017-09-13 02:45:10 AM  
Fortunately for all concerned, the roof is about 10 feet off the ground, tops.
 
2017-09-13 03:09:07 AM  
He added that his favorite workout is lifting the donations that people give to his church.
That sounds wrong
 
2017-09-13 03:25:43 AM  
I'm glad that he's not the one that ended up falling off the roof.

Biscuit Tin: Fortunately for all concerned, the roof is about 10 feet off the ground, tops.


Ten feet can still be pretty bad if you land wrong.  Or if you're 83.
 
2017-09-13 05:20:28 AM  
Kind of like Gran Torino but without the racism...
 
2017-09-13 07:02:57 AM  
Wilford is badass..... yay for cranky old people
 
2017-09-13 07:24:45 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: Kind of like Gran Torino but without the racism...


Nothing wrong with that.
 
2017-09-13 07:39:59 AM  

Azlefty: He added that his favorite workout is lifting the donations that people give to his church.
That sounds wrong


I am glad I am not the only person who thought that/


/Maybe he is Robin Hood
 
2017-09-13 07:40:36 AM  
and then the cops finally got to shoot the mentally ill man? Or at least tase and beat?
 
2017-09-13 07:42:20 AM  
Surprised they didn't shoot the grandfather.
 
2017-09-13 07:42:27 AM  
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2017-09-13 07:49:23 AM  
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2017-09-13 07:49:24 AM  
Why are police on the old man's roof in the first place?
 
2017-09-13 07:51:51 AM  
"Get off my roof" A new Fark meme?
 
2017-09-13 07:52:37 AM  
Police can't risk an owie or a lawsuit, but mostly an owie.
 
2017-09-13 07:56:17 AM  
Hero tag last seen chugging combination of spinach and metamucil
 
2017-09-13 07:56:58 AM  
The greatest generation.

/bad at maths
 
2017-09-13 07:57:59 AM  
Hero tag needed.  I love bs old people
 
2017-09-13 07:58:46 AM  

Your Dance Instructor: Hero tag needed.  I love bs old people


Argh I love no bs old people
 
2017-09-13 08:03:02 AM  
Then there's this headline on the same page:
Man fatally shot in South LA prompts homicide investigation.

Crazy pills for everyone.
 
2017-09-13 08:05:07 AM  
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2017-09-13 08:21:52 AM  

Your Dance Instructor: Your Dance Instructor: Hero tag needed.  I love bs old people

Argh I love no bs old people


Speaking of no bs old people, my mom's late cousin built his own garage when he was in his 80s. Then he realized he built it a foot onto his neighbor's property. So he jacked it up and moved it.

By himself.

Farker once called me fat because I was like 15 pounds overweight.

RIP, Frank
 
2017-09-13 08:24:49 AM  

basemetal: Surprised they didn't shoot the grandfather.


Boo!  You aren't funny.  Really.
 
2017-09-13 08:42:06 AM  
My Grandma lived to 95 and my Grandpa had passed about 15 years earlier.  Up until she was 93 she still lived in her own house by herself(and a cat).  Cooked all her own meals, did her own grocery shopping, tended her garden, did all her own laundry and was pretty much self sufficient.  Me and the family did a lot for her obviously but other than landscaping she was good to go.  Some people are just built tough and built to last
 
2017-09-13 08:43:56 AM  
And don't even get him started on the lawn.
 
2017-09-13 08:52:32 AM  

shiny dagmar: Your Dance Instructor: Your Dance Instructor: Hero tag needed.  I love bs old people

Argh I love no bs old people

Speaking of no bs old people, my mom's late cousin built his own garage when he was in his 80s. Then he realized he built it a foot onto his neighbor's property. So he jacked it up and moved it.

By himself.

Farker once called me fat because I was like 15 pounds overweight.

RIP, Frank


Gawd! Go away Fatty!
 
2017-09-13 09:03:52 AM  
Old man was just mad cuz that's where he likes to yell at clouds.
 
2017-09-13 09:04:39 AM  
Old man did what the cops wanted to do but they didn't want the liability.
 
2017-09-13 09:25:24 AM  
Sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is an octogenarian on the roof trying to scratch out some peace and quiet without breaking his neck. It isn't easy.

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2017-09-13 09:48:40 AM  
Never cross an old man (or woman) out of farks to give.
 
2017-09-13 10:00:15 AM  

tukatz: basemetal: Surprised they didn't shoot the grandfather.

Boo!  You aren't funny.  Really.


Uncomfortable truth by basemetal.
 
2017-09-13 10:13:40 AM  
Sometimes, hell often times, the best solution is the direct and most obvious solution.
 
2017-09-13 10:19:55 AM  
Lou Reed - "Hooky Wooky" (Official Music Video)
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2017-09-13 10:55:03 AM  
What does him being a grandfather have to do with it?
 
2017-09-13 11:03:22 AM  
Picture of said grandfather
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2017-09-13 11:05:06 AM  
That sounds so much like something my Dad would have done. He and Mom lived on property in Northern CA that adjoined Eastwood's ranch (they shot the beginning of Firefox in the area and at his cabin there). Cranky is what it takes to make it sometimes. On rare occasion some religious proselytizers would be so bold as to drive down to the house (1 1/4 miles past 3 sets of No Trespassing signs). They never set foot out of the car when they saw the dog and that the old man had a .357 stuck in his belt. And - He had a Cranky Look better than Clint's. Still have memories of babysitting Kyle and Alison.

CSB?
 
2017-09-13 12:04:55 PM  
"You come to my house, you don't have to worry about him because I'll be all over it 'cause I'm going to load up," he said.

Wait, which one was mentally ill?
 
2017-09-13 12:15:34 PM  
Never mess with old people. They don't have long, and don't give a shiat.
 
2017-09-13 01:04:33 PM  
Good on gramps. Now if we could just institute the same policy for "jumper" AWs on highway overpasses that gridlock entire interstates for hours. You get 15 minutes to get your shiat together and come with the nice men in white coats, or we push you with a stick onto the crashpad below and let everyone else get on with their lives.

/might be bitter from being stuck in OC for 4 hours because of a jumper on the last bridge before Pendleton.
 
2017-09-13 01:08:34 PM  

good_2_go: What does him being a grandfather have to do with it?


It goes to show he passed on his cranky genes to future generations.  Anyone who climbs on his children's or grandchildren's roofs better look out.

My question is why did police allow the old man to get up there in the first place. It is his property, but it was a crime scene and I think we have all seen police abusing their authority to restrict the rights of individuals during active incidents (preventing filming, illegal detention, etc.).  It would seem like a potential liability issue on police if the old man got up there and hurt himself in the confrontation (not that he would win the case, but the threat of litigation and large settlements often scares cities/counties to settle).  Hell the guy thrown off the roof might have a claim that police allowed harm/potential harm to come to him from allowing the old man to throw him off the roof.
 
2017-09-13 01:25:38 PM  

stuffy: Never mess with old people. They don't have long, and don't give a shiat.


Yep. Years ago when my dad was still alive and in his early 80's, he would get bored and go walking around a mall or dept store, just windowshopping and it was something to do. One day he noticed 3 somewhat unseemly youths who seemed to be following him. He started making turns, going this way then the other, and noticed they actually were following him. He turned around and confronted them and told them to stop. They said "what are you going to do about it, old man?" He pulled out his pocketknife and said "i'm going to spill your goddamn guts all over the floor". They took off running and complained to some manager that the old man had pulled a knife on them. Nobody ever asked my old man about it
 
2017-09-13 03:35:44 PM  

FarkingSmurf: My Grandma lived to 95 and my Grandpa had passed about 15 years earlier.  Up until she was 93 she still lived in her own house by herself(and a cat).  Cooked all her own meals, did her own grocery shopping, tended her garden, did all her own laundry and was pretty much self sufficient.  Me and the family did a lot for her obviously but other than landscaping she was good to go.  Some people are just built tough and built to last


My grandma got a heart valve replacement at 90 so she could renew her driver's license. We're visiting her in the CCU and the doctor walks by and goes in to check on her. She says "It hurts when I do this." and proceeds to tap on the bandage where they cut her open. The doctor doesn't miss a beat, "Then don't do that." My dad, brother and I go out of the CCU, down the hall to the elevators and proceed to fall over laughing.

We had to stop her from climbing on the roof at 80 to put bird netting over her fruit tree. We finally got rid of her car last year. My parents and Aunt are retired so they drive her around.
 
2017-09-13 06:07:32 PM  

Shocktopus: Good on gramps. Now if we could just institute the same policy for "jumper" AWs on highway overpasses that gridlock entire interstates for hours. You get 15 minutes to get your shiat together and come with the nice men in white coats, or we push you with a stick onto the crashpad below and let everyone else get on with their lives.

/might be bitter from being stuck in OC for 4 hours because of a jumper on the last bridge before Pendleton.


I prefer to think of it like this:

An average human life takes up a certain ammount of time. I crunched the math once.

Once your shenanigans cause enough of a traffic snaffu that the total time being wasted involunatrily is likely to be higher than that total ammount of time, priority should shift from saving the jumper or whatever to getting traffic back on track by ANY means expediant.

Get down!
Get down!
Get down please!
Last chance!

Okay, say hi to Issac Newton for me!
 
2017-09-14 02:17:13 PM  

tukatz: basemetal: Surprised they didn't shoot the grandfather.

Boo!  You aren't funny.  Really.


Hasn't anyone reported that stick you lost up your own ass?
 
2017-09-14 03:57:24 PM  
Video requires Flash?  Who the hell still uses Flash in 2017?  Even Adobe is trying to retire it, and I deleted that festering pile of security holes from my computer years ago.
 
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