Suspect Hides Atop Roof in Standoff

Suspect hides out in the open on the roof of a nearby home

By R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, May 22, 2013  |  Updated 9:08 AM PDT
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Per La Mesa PD, the reason for the standoff was one of the suspect's positions on the roof.

Per La Mesa PD, the reason for the standoff was one of the suspect's positions on the roof.

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Standoff Suspect Coaxed Off Roof

Officers identified the man wanted on a felony warrant as David Prost. NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports.
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A man wanted on a felony warrant decided to hide from police on a roof.

Just after midnight Wednesday, officers responded to the 7800-block of La Mesa Boulevard for what was reported as street fighting.

Officers say the group was videotaping the fight.

“A fight club if you will,” said La Mesa Sgt. Jim Huggins.

One of those involved was David Prost, a transient who was wanted on an unrelated felony.

He ran from police and was found up on the roof of a home several blocks away on Culowee Street.

Firefighters loaned their ladder to police and Prost was coaxed down and then taken into custody on the warrant.

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, San Diego State University police and El Cajon Police Department’s K-9 also responded.

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