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Wanted man jumps rooftops to escape bounty hunters in Oakley, barricades himself in stranger’s basement

OAKLEY, Calif. (KGO) — A suspect is in custody after a wild chase through an Oakley neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon.

Bounty hunters attempted to arrest a wanted parolee hours ago, police say, but the suspect fled.

He climbed onto the roof of a house and took off, jumping from roof to roof along Third Street.

Then the man broke into a house and barricaded himself in the basement – the family upstairs heard the din and fled.

Officers say the suspect tried to set the fire.

A police dog was dispatched, and Oakley Police Department Lt. Roberts explained what happened next, “they tried to get him out. He hit a police dog with a pipe or a stick. But he’s in a crawl space and they can’t get him out.”

Officers tagged the suspect and shot him with a shotgun, then took him into custody and to the hospital for evaluation.

The police dog he is accused of hitting is fine.

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