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Man climbs Seaside Heights roller coaster, unfurls American flag
NJ.com ^

Posted on 01/08/2013 7:07:41 PM PST by SMGFan

Police have apprehended 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 walked from the top of the coaster and hopped into a police boat today. He was handcuffed, walked through the surf and 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 shore recovery.

His mother says the 38-year-old lives at his grandmother's home in Lavallette. Diane Angelo says her son is a bit of a daredevil.

The remnants of the Star Jet Roller Coaster have become one of the iconic images of the storm.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


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1 posted on 01/08/2013 7:07:48 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Very symbolic but the flag should be upside down since the coaster has been sunk just like America.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 7:13:00 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: SMGFan

So a person can get arrested for THAT?

Who da thunk it.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 7:14:23 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: 2111USMC

I thought the law of the sea says that an abandoned vessel is up for grabs.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 7:17:47 PM PST by Scrambler Bob (Honk Honk - I am the Goose that laid the Golden Eggs - and I have tightened the sphincter! ....)
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To: SMGFan

Well, they can’t arrest him for trespassing. The coaster is in the ocean, and the owners of the coaster do not have permission from anyone in authority to relocate their roller coaster into the sea.

Being a public nuisance? Who knows?


5 posted on 01/08/2013 7:19:30 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: SMGFan

What a horrific act!


6 posted on 01/08/2013 7:19:55 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Scrambler Bob

I know of some contractors in Houma, Louisiana who can fix that for them. They are used to getting wrecked steel structures out of the water after hurricanes.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 7:21:36 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: SMGFan

I guess his crime was trespassing?


8 posted on 01/08/2013 7:22:14 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I fail to see why he needed to be handcuffed.


9 posted on 01/08/2013 7:24:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SMGFan

Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Katrina, ‘Superstorm’ Sandy...gag me.


10 posted on 01/08/2013 7:28:09 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mylife
I fail to see why he needed to be handcuffed.

The mission is no longer to serve and protect. It's to harass and intimidate.
11 posted on 01/08/2013 7:31:15 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

Seems that way.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 7:35:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
L.E.O's just doin their job...doncha know?

(Wonder what amount the "civil penalties" will add to the cities coffers?)

13 posted on 01/08/2013 7:39:42 PM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: SMGFan

Flotsam `n Jetsam `n Cuffs`im


14 posted on 01/08/2013 7:45:50 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (o)
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To: SMGFan

Had he unfurled an Al Quaida flag, he’d have been invited to the WH.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 7:48:58 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: SMGFan

Public nuisance??

Violation of some emergency ordinance??

Unlawful display of Patriotism??

No wait..he’s not a union Ironworker. Didn’t have his hard hat on and a crane operator and riggers on site.


16 posted on 01/08/2013 7:49:53 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: SMGFan
geeze...at least he could’ve screamed “Wolverines” !
17 posted on 01/08/2013 7:54:50 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama - Fredo smart)
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To: andyk

***** “ I fail to see why he needed to be handcuffed “.

“The mission is no longer to serve and protect. It’s to harass and intimidate.” ******

AND Revenue Enhancement

TT


18 posted on 01/08/2013 8:04:21 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: 2111USMC
So a person can get arrested for THAT?

I saw the video of the arrest today and was appalled. The cops were very rough with the guy. Why? I don't get it.

19 posted on 01/08/2013 8:06:11 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (I made a prank call...pretended I was a mime.)
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To: SMGFan

Did they shoot his Dog?

TT


20 posted on 01/08/2013 8:08:19 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: TexasTransplant
AND Revenue Enhancement

I almost added that! Pretty sad.
21 posted on 01/08/2013 8:34:24 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Easy, they have been indoctr-obamanated.
Can’t have any real American activity anymore. After all, this aint America no more!


22 posted on 01/08/2013 9:23:21 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: SMGFan

OTOH, if you fly the Mexican and La Raza flags you will not be arrested, but you will be showered with financial aid.


23 posted on 01/09/2013 4:11:05 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: 2111USMC

Public displays of patriotism is no longer allowed in obamas amerika.


24 posted on 01/09/2013 9:32:33 AM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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