Sexual assault suspect leaps across rooftops to flee Oxnard police

OXNARD, Calif. -- A sexual assault suspect was arrested in Oxnard after leading police on a wild chase across rooftops.

The chase started when the suspect jumped from a balcony onto a nearby tree in the 1900 block of Ginger Avenue around 3 p.m. Wednesday. From the tree, the suspect was able to get atop the first roof.

He leapt from that rooftop onto several others as Oxnard police officers on the ground tried to catch up.

The rooftop runner jumped across several buildings but couldn't keep it up for long.

Officers eventually got their hands on an extension ladder and after some coaxing, they took the man into custody.

Oxnard police did not release details on the sexual assault case.
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