A man broke into a home on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) Monday morning and set it on fire before fleeing to the roof of an adjacent house.

All southbound lanes on PCH were closed from the California Incline as Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) and Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD) put out the fire and talked the man down from the roof, eventually arresting him for burglary and arson.

SMPD Lt. Saul Rodriguez said a neighbor informed the police that a man had broken into 1323 PCH. Officers found him on a nearby roof and noticed 1323 had caught fire. SMFD extinguished the fire and the house sustained minimal damage.

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