Hit-and-run suspect
The suspect on the roof shortly before surrendering to police. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A hit-and-run crash in Anaheim Wednesday turned into a standoff when the driver climbed onto the roof of a nearby home and refused to come down for three hours.

The suspect threw a rock through the window of his girlfriend’s home, then fled and was involved in a hit-and-run crash around 12:15 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Castle Avenue, according to Sgt. M. John with the Anaheim Police Department.

The man fled the crash scene and climbed onto the roof a home in the neighborhood and when officers arrived, he began throwing roof tiles at them, he said.

After hours of talking with the suspect, he surrendered around 3 a.m. and was arrested, John said.

The man will be charged with vandalism and hit-and-run, he said.

No officers were injured in the standoff.

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