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Ask nicely: Chino Hills man talked down off of neighbor’s rooftop

Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman

He sounded his barbaric Yawp over the roofs of the world -- or at least over the roofs of Chino Hills.

According to the San Bernardino Sun, a young man who appeared to be deranged and was “threatening family members” Thursday morning fled to a neighbor’s roof in order to evade sheriff’s deputies.

After a three-hour standoff, the man came down peacefully.

Deputies were called to the scene on Bird Farm Road at about 11:15 a.m. -- but it took them another three hours or so to talk the man down. The 19-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital for a mental evaluation, according to the Sun.