Woman who climbed tree in park comes down nearly 12 hours later

A woman who had climbed up a tree in Canoga Park and refused to come down for nearly 12 hours was finally coaxed down...

Posted: May 15, 2018 3:36 PM
Updated: May 15, 2018 3:36 PM

A woman who had climbed up a tree in Canoga Park and refused to come down for nearly 12 hours was finally coaxed down by firefighters Tuesday morning, officials said.

The woman climbed the 30-foot tree at the Lanark Recreation Center, 21816 Lanark Street, about 7:30 p.m. Monday night.

Officials exchanged words with the woman Tuesday morning in an attempt to get her down. At one point they brought her food, which she refused. She eventually accepted coffee, food and a blanket.

A large airbag was set up under the tree in case the woman fell or jumped.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said the woman, who he described as being in her 30s and homeless, likely frequents the park and goes up the tree. He said officials found paraphernalia up the tree.

Two firefighters with ladders managed to build a rapport with the woman and finally convinced her to come down shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday.

"She wasn't real concerned about me helping her down. She wanted to come down on her own and that's what we did," LAFD Capt. Gary Rodriguez said.

When asked by KTLA why she went up the tree, the woman said "because I like it."

Scott said the woman was uncooperative, but had not seemed to be "mentally altered." However, when she finally came down, she became "more unstable" as people approached her.

The woman was not injured but was expected to be mentally evaluated.

"Now we just want her to get the definitive care that she needs," Scott told KTLA.

Los Angeles Police Department officials also responded to the scene.

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