WATCH | Naked man rescued from tree after bizarre 18 hour standoff with police

WATCH | Naked man rescued from tree after bizarre 18 hour standoff with police

A Cape Town man thought to be mentally ill became embroiled in a drawn out cat and mouse game with police and emergency services as he hid in a tree, holed up in a room in a private flat, and then finally climbed on top of a block of flats.
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