A chopper circling the Maltman Hills area of Silver Lake just before 5 a.m. woke residents early Monday morning.
So did the blare of a bullhorn in Spanish.
No charges were pressed after officers Central Division briefly detained a man in his 30s.
He was returned to his home soon after.
According an officer on the scene, he had apparently entered a neighbor's house, possibly taking a phone or keys.
He had then gone outside on the street and was waving his hands at police and the helicopter.
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