City man pays price for rescue

An Altoona man who locked himself out of his house Sunday was locked up himself, after the failure of his creative attempt to get inside.

Jeffrey L. Jones, 35, apparently misplaced the keys to his house on the 800 block of 23rd Street, climbed to a roof in hopes of letting himself in, then got stuck, according to Sgt. Marshall Worling of the Altoona Police Department.

He called 911 for a rescue, which led to help from the Altoona Fire Department – and the discovery that Jones was wanted on a Blair County sheriff’s warrant for costs and fines, according to officials at APD.

So police took him to Blair County Prison.

He owes about $750, according to a prison official.

Jones was not charged with a crime in connection with ascending to the roof, according to APD and the prison official.

Online court records for Jones show two active miscellaneous contempt cases awaiting payment.

Mirror Staff Writer William Kibler is at 949-7038.