Man Threatens to Jump From Roof in Midland

Man Threatens to Jump From Roof in Midland


Tensions were high on Thursday morning for Midland Police.

A man was threatening to jump from the roof of a building.

Authorities say he was on top of a car wash roof located at Midkiff and Wall.

It all started when the man somehow ended up in a woman's backyard.

When the woman confronted him, he said, "I’m leaving. The police are coming for me" and took off.

Police say he headed for the Nice and Clean Laundry Mat.

But they found him on the roof of the car wash.

The man was quickly surrounded by officers but it took them 30 minutes to get on the roof and arrest him.

After that, he was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

There is still no word if drugs or alcohol were involved and authorities say no charges have been filed yet.