EL CAJON (CBS 8) - A parolee is taken into custody after leading police on a chase in El Cajon.
The cameras were rolling as officers took down their man in dramatic fashion.
Police say they chased the suspect over a rooftop and through a backyard in the 400 block of Richfield Avenue Friday morning.
A fugitive caught -- El Cajon police say the wanted man is 34-year-old Hector Miranda.
"We had officers patrolling the area that saw a subject that they recognized to be wanted by parole," said El Cajon Police Department Sgt. John Hays.
That's when officers say Miranda went on a run -- through Rae Hook's yard.
"Right in front of my door and I saw him... just plain as day," Hook said.
She and another neighbor say they also saw a woman they didn't know in their yard.
"There was a woman talking to you about your dog," Hook said. "She had been hanging out there."
The woman managed to vanish but neighbors kept a good eye on Miranda.
"I am standing in the back - trying to wave down the helicopter," Hook said.
Hook says she was nervous but wanted this man caught.
"I wasn't trying to be quiet - I didn't care if he hurt me. I wanted him out of here," she said. "He scared the hell out of my roommate."
The man disappeared.
"I heard rustling - so I thought maybe climbed over but then I heard the trash can close," she said.
When a neighbor opened the lid, neighbors say Miranda popped out.
"I kept pointing at the helicopter 'he is right there.' I heard him climb in the trash can," Hook said.
This time the fugitive wasn't going anywhere.
Law enforcement sources tell CBS News 8 Hector Miranda violated his parole when he did not show up for an appointment.
Online court records show he's been charged with three felonies since 2008, including one this year.
Officers were just driving through their regular beat area when they spotted parolee Hector Miranda.
El Cajon police say the fugitive is known to hang out in that area of East County at El Cajon Boulevard and West Palm Avenue.