Florida man high on meth climbs onto stranger’s roof to howl, police say


A family woke up earlier than planned on Veterans Day to find a man high on meth on their rooftop, news reports state. 

The Vero Beach father called Indian River Sheriff’s deputies to report that at around 6 a.m. he and his sons heard someone stomping on their roof, yelling and howling, according to Channel 5 WPTV.

» Student fatally shoots self in school bus loop near Orlando

When deputies arrived, they encountered 31-year-old Jacob Johnson Futch.  

Futch, of Vero Beach, told them that he was up there waiting to meet with an agent from the Drug Enforcement Agency. When asked if he was on any drugs, he admitted that he took meth around 2 a.m., WPTV reported. 

Futch was charged with trespassing and booked into the Indian River County Jail. His occupation in the jail log is listed as a stock boy. 

Read more at WPTV.

» Florida principal, wife arrested on child abuse charges 

 


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

BREAKING: Man shot to death in Boynton Beach
BREAKING: Man shot to death in Boynton Beach

A man was shot and killed Sunday night at a Boynton Beach park where an estimated 50 people had assembled. The man, who was not identified by Boynton Beach Police, was found shortly after 8 p.m. when police responded to a call of shots fired at Caloosa Park, 1300 S.W. 35th Ave. Officers saw about 50 people quickly dispersing from a basketball court...
NEW: Protesters decry alleged animal abuse at Monkey Jungle
NEW: Protesters decry alleged animal abuse at Monkey Jungle

Closed since Hurricane Irma caused damage in September, Monkey Jungle is still drawing crowds. Unfortunately for the southern Miami-Dade County tourist attraction, the 50 people who showed up Sunday were there to protest what have been called "abysmal" conditions in which hundreds of animals live. A former employee recently accused the 80-year-old...
UPDATE: Toddler dies after being found in suburban Boca pond
UPDATE: Toddler dies after being found in suburban Boca pond

A toddler pulled from a pond in a suburban Boca Raton development Sunday afternoon has died, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Teri Barbera, director of public information for the sheriff’s office, said detectives are investigating the events that led to the child ending up in the pond. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews...
Pahokee favorite son and country music star Mel Tillis dies at 85
Pahokee favorite son and country music star Mel Tillis dies at 85

Mel Tillis, a humble boy from Pahokee who overcame a stubborn stutter to become one of the greatest country music stars of all time, died early Sunday morning at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. He was 85. Tillis’ daughter, singer and songwriter Pam Tillis, posted on her Facebook page Sunday that the death was “sudden...
Trump in Palm Beach: President’s helicopter arrives. Will he use it?
Trump in Palm Beach: President’s helicopter arrives. Will he use it?

A huge Air Force transport plane flew over Mar-a-Lago Sunday afternoon before landing at Palm Beach International Airport where it delivered the presidential helicopter. But the delivery of the helicopter does not mean that President Donald Trump will use it to fly back and forth to Mar-a-Lago, where a new helipad was built on the back lawn of the...
More Stories