Hallucinating roof jumper arrested for disorderly person.

November 26, 2019

Hallucinating roof jumper arrested for disorderly person.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 30-year-old Petoskey man who appeared to be under the influence of some type of drug allegedly caused several disturbances Monday afternoon, Nov. 25, in downtown Hart.

The man climbed onto the roof of the Huntington Bank building and also jumped onto the roof of a pole building at Larson & Son Ace Hardware, said Hart Police Chief Juan Salazar.

The hours-long incident involved officers from the Hart Police Department, the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police as well as Oceana County Emergency Management Coordinator James Duram, who is a former police officer.

No injuries occurred, and the incident ended peacefully, Salazar said.

“At first he was wandering in front of the sheriff’s office, saying he couldn’t locate his vehicle,” the chief said. “You could tell he was under the influence of some type of drug and was hallucinating.”

Police contacted a family member in the area, who arrived to pick him up but he ran way from her. He then proceeded to run to various locations including the post office and Hart United Congregational Church of Christ.

At one point, police had cornered the man, but then he jumped on top of a bag of pellets and then jumped onto the roof of a pole building at the hardware store, Salazar said.

The man was observed playing a guitar on the sidewalk near the Huntington drive-through area around noon shortly before the incident ensued. He was arrested around 4 p.m.

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