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Man Climbs Sandy-Ravaged Roller Coaster

Police detained the man, who apparently unfurled an American flag
Jan. 8, 2012

@LoverBoyGenius uploaded this photo and tweeted, "A guy is standing on the Jet Star rollercoaster in Seaside and hellicopters are out there trying to get him lmao pic.twitter.com/ifdJLXk5"

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, New Jersey (AP) - Police have detained a man who apparently climbed the New Jersey roller coaster that was swept into the ocean during Superstorm Sandy and unfurled an American flag.

The man came down from the top of the coaster and jumped into a police boat Tuesday. He was handcuffed, walked through the surf and was escorted to a police car on the beach in Seaside Heights.

News 12–New Jersey says Christopher Angelo told the channel he wanted to raise awareness for storm recovery.

Angelo's mother says her 38-year-old son is a bit of a daredevil.

The remnants of the Jet Star Roller Coaster have become an iconic image of the October storm that ravaged the New Jersey and New York coast.




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hurricanegale3

not every body incarcerated is guilty don't u know

January 09 2013 at 8:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hurricanegale3

FLYING THE AMERICAN FLAG IS WRONG OR RIGHT CAN SOMEONE HELP ME KIDNAPPERS GE AWAY WITH WORSE IN MY LIFE

January 09 2013 at 8:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ptaray

Stay Jersey Strong!!!...
Don't buy the BS from the haters about patriotism... Fly that flag and keep the eyes on the needs of the people.
the only folks who complain or whine about patriotism like they own it are the folks who ignore the needs of the people in times of disaster, while hiding behind the flag and party dogma.

Storms and destruction are NON-PARTISAN, they are AMERICAN ISSUES. keep the extremists &economic terrorists out of the mix. Vote American not party hacksmanship congress.
Jersey will rise again....... it always does.

January 09 2013 at 3:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bushner3

All day long for the red, white and blue....

January 09 2013 at 2:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Allen

He will be charged with "Patriotism", that's a dirty word in our new Socialist culture.

January 09 2013 at 12:59 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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d_alv

AMEN, BROTHER!!!

January 09 2013 at 1:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
casapane

So wrong this man is truly A good guy NO NEED TO ARREST HIM
A PAT ON THE BACK IS MORE IN ORDER

January 09 2013 at 12:56 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
ambermichelledavis

I completely agree with a lot of the prior comments. There wasn't a "NO TRESPASS" sign so he didn't need to be arrested. Considering the coaster is in the ocean rather than land it's not exactly anyone's property. The man was being courageous and was showing respect for all of the tragic loss by putting up a flag. The behavior towards the man shows what kind of country we live in today. Freedom comes with more conditions than people think, it's not truly freedom anymore.

January 09 2013 at 12:25 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Michelle

I watched this on TV last night and they did not show it all on this video. First of all - Where is the NO TRESPASSING sign? (there is NONE) so why would he be treated like a criminal? When he got in the cop's boat he was THROWN DOWN face first and cuffed. No reason to THROW him down as he was NOT RESISTING arrest! It could have been done on a gentle term as he did it out of his heart I would say........

January 09 2013 at 11:47 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
sirSunshine

i think that was heroic, it amazes me how people seem to impress me by doing things that are unexpected and honorable of the devestation that storm caused. so patriotic, its something that one of the forefathers would of done. yes it was somewhat foolish and selfish but it was also what this country stands for. FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

January 09 2013 at 11:39 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
Dark_Oasis

he gets arrested for putting up a flag? seriously?

January 09 2013 at 11:23 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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