The Japanese Cape police on Monday morning have stopped a suspected thief in handcuff from leaping from a rooftop.
The 26-year-old man is a prisoner awaiting trial.
He was out on bail for theft and was on the division of correctional providers, Middelburg, within the Japanese Cape round 7am to signal his bail circumstances.
When the officers realized that his dwelling tackle was totally different from the previous, he was handcuffed and restricted from leaving the premises.
He sought permission to make use of the bathroom which was granted, he later escaped by a window opening and used a ladder to get to the second ground of the Karoo Nation Inn Lodge.
He climbed the rooftop of the constructing and threatened to leap off to commit suicide.
The police needed to negotiate with the suicidal detainee to come back down from the constructing.
One in every of his buddies additionally tried convincing him to come back down.
Within the video on social media, the suicidal detainee requested for cigarettes which was handed to him by a policeman who needed to climb a fireplace brigade ladder to speak to him.
The identical police officer satisfied the distressed suicidal detainee to not soar when he stated he was going to climb an air con unit to his demise.
In accordance with onlookers round, the suspect stated he was terrified of returning to jail.
He stated he would like to kill himself.
A 26-year previous handcuffed man was rescued from a rooftop by Japanese Cape police on Monday morning after he threatened to leap from a roof. pic.twitter.com/2gEf5BZ7Vt
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