Rapper T.I. helped authorities talk a man out of jumping from a high rise roof in Atlanta on Wednesday. Atlanta Police spokesman James Polite says the rapper was in the right place at the right time.
The young man, who appeared to be around 25 years old, was planning to jump from the 22 story Colony Square Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. Police were trying to lure him from the roof and convince him not to jump when Clifford Harris, better known as ‘T.I.’, appeared and offered to help. Police couldn’t refuse the offer, and allowed the rapper to speak with the man.
Harris began to discuss with the man about how he could make it through anything. He agreed to leave the roof to speak one on one with Harris. After several minutes of conversation the man was taken to Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. No charges were filed in the incident.
Harris has his own experience with facing negatives. He is set to appear before a judge Friday, for a possible probation revocation. The rapper is on probation for a weapons charge.
In 2008, the rapper was arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon, a year after his arrest for purchasing three machine guns in an Atlanta grocery store parking lot. He served nine months in jail and three months in a halfway house before he was released on probation.
Last month Harris and wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle were arrested on drug charges during a routine traffic stop. As a result, he must face possible probation revocation.