A MAN involved in nine hour rooftop stand-off with police on Friday is to appear before magistrates in Croydon on Monday charged with a variety of offences. John Barnett, 26, was arrested by police after coming down from the roof of a house in Barrow Road, Waddon at around 7pm yesterday. He had been on the roof since 10.30am when police were called to the house after reports of a burglary at the property. His rooftop escapade ended when he climbed through a hole in the roof as firefighters climbed up to get him. He was arrested inside the house, believed to be where his girlfriend lived. A police spokeswoman said tonight (Saturday) that unemployed John Barnett of no fixed abode would appear before Croydon magistrates on Monday charged with burglary, criminal damage to five vehicles, including three police vehicles, criminal damage to the roofs of four terraced houses and affray.
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