A man wanted for vandalizing a business Friday morning jumped onto a roof in central Fresno, and had to be taken down using the fire department’s bucket lift, said Fresno police Lt. Mark Hudson.
David Anthony Lochet, 37, allegedly broke a window at the Family Express gas station on Olive and First avenues just before 7 a.m.
He ran from the scene and officers caught up to him about two hours later at a home on Angus Street and Pine Avenue, where he jumped on a roof and wedged himself into a space near the attic. Lochet fought with officers and was eventually subdued when they fired a Taser gun at him, Hudson said.
He was put into handcuffs while on the roof and the Fresno Fire Department brought out a bucket lift to take him down. Officers rode with him down to the street where he was put in an ambulance. Angus Street was closed for about an hour until Lochet was brought down.
Nearby San Joaquin Memorial High School was also put on lockdown for about 45 minutes, Hudson said.
Officers sustained minor injuries from the scuffle, and Lochet was taken to Community Regional Medical Center because he was struck by the Taser.
Hudson said Lochet will be booked into jail on suspicion of felony vandalism, burglary and assaulting an officer. In addition, he had drug warrants out for his arrest, Hudson said.