Police coax a suspect down from a roof at 48th Avenue and Pacheco street early Thursday morning. (Bryan Carmody/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Police coax a suspect down from a roof at 48th Avenue and Pacheco street early Thursday morning. (Bryan Carmody/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Police coax suspect down from Outer Sunset roof

Police coaxed a suspect wanted for multiple warrants down from a roof in the Outer Sunset early Thursday morning in what turned out to be an uneventful arrest.

The incident unfolded when U.S. Park police officers in the area of Ocean Beach near Noriega Street spotted an unoccupied vehicle and ran a check on the license plate shortly after 4 a.m., spokesperson Capt. Jerry Marshall said.

The officers learned the vehicle’s registered owner was wanted on two warrants — misdemeanor theeft and post release community supervision — and began patrolling the area looking for him, Marshall said.

But when officers spotted the man at 48th Avenue and Pacheco Street, he climbed onto a roof.

Officers deployed a ladder truck and climbed onto the roof to help coax the suspect down.

The man complained of shortness of breath and was taken to a hospital, where he was released about 45 minutes later and booked into jail on his warrants.
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