Man falls from El Cajon roof after setting himself on fire and hitting himself in head with hammer

EL CAJON, Calif. — A man was taken to an area hospital Thursday night after falling from a roof with self-inflected wounds from a hammer, screwdriv...

November 28, 2022
3:20 AM

EL CAJON, Calif. — A man was taken to an area hospital Thursday night after falling from a roof with self-inflected wounds from a hammer, screwdriver, and fire, according to El Cajon police. El Cajon police officers, Heartland, San Miguel, and Santee Fire Department were dispatched to the 600 block of East Washington Avenue in El Cajon around 5:11 p.m., following reports that a man was standing on the roof of a duplex that was on fire and running frantically, according to police.  Witnesses told CBS 8 they heard bystanders shouting at the man in Spanish to get down and that the fire department was on its way.

Malik Earnest