Man wakes on top of Sir Walter awning
Posted November 10, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police and firefighters helped a man who had a bit too much to drink over the weekend return to steady ground.
Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said the call came in Sunday morning just after 10 a.m. that a man was stuck on either the rooftop or a windowsill ledge of a downtown building.
By 10:30 a.m., the portion of West Davie between Fayetteville and Salisbury was blocked off by a handful of police cars and a ladder truck from the Raleigh Fire Department. Several bystanders gathered to watch as a fireman helped escort a man, who appeared to have been sitting just outside a second-story window of the Sir Walter apartment building, down the ladder.
Sughue said, "A male reported that he had been drinking the night before and awoke on the roof of a building without knowledge of how he got there."
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