Police need ladder truck to arrest man on a roof


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – An arrest caused quite the spectacle Wednesday afternoon.

It happened on 8th Street near Locust in Terre Haute.

Police say they had been looking for Larry Smith for a probation violation.

When they found him, police say he ran into a nearby house.

He climbed the stairs and tried to go through a crawl space area.

That’s when he wound up on the roof.

He had no place to go, so officials had to get a fire department ladder to get him down.

Police took him into custody without further incident.