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Man seen on video ripping tiles from roof and throwing it to the ground because his benefits were cut

By Mason White 12:48 PM May 5, 2014
The damaged homes 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A man who became extremely angry that his government benefits were cut, climbed onto a roof, ripped off tiles and threw them to the floor, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

Police in the United Kingdom, said that the man staged a six-hour standoff with officers after climbing on top of his house and throwing tiles into the street.

Neighbors gathered to watch the drama unfold as officers cordoned off the surrounding streets and surrounded the house in east London. The man stripped to the waist and sat on the roof for more than six hours before finally being talked down and arrested by police.

By then, the roof of the house was almost completely stripped, causing thousands of pounds in damages. Two parked cars were also damaged.

Eyewitnesses at the scene reported that the man was screaming: “they cut my benefits. How am I supposed to live?” The man was arrested and checked into a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.