SALEM, Mass. (Associated Press) -- A Massachusetts teenager who yelled "jump" to a suicidal man on a rooftop has pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct.
David Duchesne (doo-SHANE') was fined $150 in Salem District Court on Tuesday.
Prosecutors say a 20-year old man climbed onto the roof of a Beverly home on Monday when police acting on a judge's order showed up to bring him to a psychiatric hospital. Prosecutors say the 19-year-old Duchesne and another man then yelled "jump" and shouted profanities.
The Salem News reports that Duchesne was contrite in court and said he wasn't thinking. He told a judge he would have felt "terrible" if the man had jumped. http://bit.ly/njN4TF
The other suspect has decided to fight the charges.
The man on the roof came down after a 12-hour standoff.