Police find man sleeping on roof of Tampa church

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Police are investigating after a man was found asleep on top of a church in downtown Tampa Monday morning.

Officers responded to a call about a man on the roof of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Florida Avenue.

Firefighters used a ladder truck to reach him.

The man was taken down from the roof and placed into police custody, a Tampa Police Department lieutenant said. The man will be evaluated for any mental health issues.

It’s believed the man jumped from a nearby parking garage onto the roof.

He wasn’t hurt.

Father George Corrigan tells us he was asleep in the church at the time and never heard the commotion.



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