Nelson police respond to a complaint of a drunk woman on the roof of an uphill residence.

Nelson police respond to a complaint of a drunk woman on the roof of an uphill residence.

Roof top terror for Nelson resident

One Nelson resident got quite the middle-of-the-night shock as he discovered a drunk woman on the roof of his home.

One Nelson resident got quite the middle-of-the-night shock as he discovered a drunk woman on the roof of his home.

It happened Sunday at 1:43 a.m. in Uphill. When the man went outside to investigate, the 21-year-old woman climbed off and ran into his home scaring his children.

The woman, a recent arrival to Nelson, was chased out of the home and the owners locked the door.

Nelson Police Department officers came and found the woman back on the roof. Members had to enter the home and take her into custody through a second story window.

She was very drunk and jailed until sober.

“It seems that in her drunken state she believed she was at her residence despite the actual homeowner chasing her out,” says a release issued by the NPD.

Charges of trespassing by night and unlawfully in a dwelling house are being considered.

Police report a busy weekend handling 56 calls to service between Friday and Sunday. They say the majority of those calls were related to people celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with excessive amounts of liquor.