Ladder truck responds to get girl off roof

  • Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:18 a.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 7:10 p.m.

Officers responded to a home twice on Monday after a 13-year-old girl climbed onto the roof of the home, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Police were called to the home on Driftwood Circle at about 10:15 p.m. on Monday after the 13-year-old girl climbed from her second-story window to the roof, down to the ground, got on her bicycle and then rode away, according to an incident report. The girl’s mother said this was a common occurrence when she was mad or upset, and the girl’s father found her and brought her back to the home.

The juvenile’s parents said she was evaluated by a psychologist and diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit disorder, and that she “does not do well with authority.”

Officers left but were called back to the home about 45 minutes later because the juvenile had climbed back onto the roof of the home and refused to get down, the report stated. They found the girl sitting on the roof, refusing to get down “in fear of slipping and falling.”

A ladder truck was brought to the home, at which point the girl climbed through a window and back into the house, police said. The juvenile told police she was thinking of committing suicide. She was taken to Aiken Regional Medical Centers for assessment.

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