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Man wakes on top of Sir Walter awning

Posted November 10, 2015

— 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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  • Hamilton Bean May 16, 2016
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    Cant WRAL find a new story put up here??? This has been here since November....

  • Stacie Hagwood Apr 27, 2016
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    There's your sign....

  • Aaron Whaley Nov 12, 2015
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    That would be too easy. As someone else posted, the second floor in that area is a ball room.

  • Mel Day Nov 11, 2015
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    The 2nd floor of the hotel is the Virginia Dare Ballroom. There was a wedding there Sat. night, most likely a guest at the wedding climbed out the window and no one noticed he was missing

  • Wayne Douglas III Nov 10, 2015
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    No offense Gator Girll, but if you got up one morning to some dude knocking on your window, would you let him in? Further, if the police knocked on your door for any reason at all, would you let them in without a warrant? If your answer was "yes" to either of these questions, you may want to re-think.

  • Gator Girll Nov 10, 2015

    Just wondering why they didn't open the window and let him in instead of getting the fire truck involved.