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Virginia man hospitalized day after Trump Tower escapade
Associated Press WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 11, 2016 3:16 pm | Associated Press Photo/Julie Jacobson EZRA KAPLAN

Posted on 08/11/2016 12:53:54 PM PDT by COBOL2Java


A man scales the all-glass facade of Trump Tower, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in New York. A police spokeswoman says officers responded to Donald Trump's namesake skyscraper on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The 58-story building is headquarters to the Republican presidential nominee's campaign. He also lives there.


NEW YORK (AP) — A man who said he was seeking “a private audience” with Donald Trump by climbing the Republican presidential candidate’s skyscraper was hospitalized on Thursday after his arrest a day earlier on charges of reckless endangerment and trespassing.

The New York Police Department identified the climber as 19-year-old Stephen Rogata, of Great Falls, Virginia. It was unclear when Rogata would appear in court or if he had an attorney who could comment for him.

Rogata made a spectacle of himself on Wednesday by spending three hours scaling the glass facade of the 68-story Trump Tower in Manhattan using large suction cups before officers hauled him to safety through an open window. He was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

A day before the ascent, police said, the climber posted an online video addressing Trump. He called himself an “independent researcher seeking a private audience with you to discuss an important matter” and said he was willing to risk his life “to get your attention.”

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1 posted on 08/11/2016 12:53:55 PM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

We’re in short supply of sane individuals in this country.


2 posted on 08/11/2016 12:57:20 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’m a little curious about the message he wanted to get to The Donald.


3 posted on 08/11/2016 12:57:52 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: equaviator

I’m actually glad it wasn’t terrorists who identified this vulnerability first. Seriously, how the heck does someone get to scale Trump Tower or any NYC skyscraper? What if it had been a suicide bomber?


4 posted on 08/11/2016 12:59:58 PM PDT by grania
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To: COBOL2Java
officers hauled him to safety

I'm really sick of the lies. "Hauled him to safety?" Bullcrap. He may have been trespassing, he may have been a complete ass, he may be a raving looney ... but he was at no point in any particular danger. He had reasonably appropriate equipment, and it seems to have been in proper working order, and he seems to have known how to use it.

5 posted on 08/11/2016 1:00:12 PM PDT by NorthMountain (Hillary Clinton: corrupt unreliable negligent traitor)
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To: COBOL2Java

Why hospitalized? Why was he arrested while strapped to a gurney?

Something stinks here.


6 posted on 08/11/2016 1:00:15 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: COBOL2Java

He should have to clean off all the suction cup makes


7 posted on 08/11/2016 1:01:06 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: COBOL2Java
A day before the ascent, police said, the climber posted an online video addressing Trump. He called himself an “independent researcher seeking a private audience with you to discuss an important matter” and said he was willing to risk his life “to get your attention.”

This is like that X-Files where the guy jumped the White House fence to warn the president about replacement humans.
8 posted on 08/11/2016 1:03:07 PM PDT by Rastus (#NeverHillary #AlwaysTrump)
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To: JudyinCanada

I’m not curious.

Retarded people like this abound at this moment in our history.

A movie quote:

Dr. Lexus: “Don’t worry scrote! There are plenty of ‘tards out there living really kick ass lives. My first wife was ‘tarded. She’s a pilot now.”


9 posted on 08/11/2016 1:04:08 PM PDT by T-Bone Texan (Don't be a lone wolf. Form up small leaderlesss cells ASAP !)
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To: JudyinCanada
I’m a little curious about the message he wanted to get to The Donald.

It's still too early to rule out a connection to the Clinton Crime Family.Mayor Wilhelm is,after all,"all in" with the Former Twelfth Lady and "mental illness" might be the word from her campaign.

10 posted on 08/11/2016 1:04:15 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Rat Party,try as it might,just isn't very good at hiding what it *truly* is.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Watching the police ‘help’ him to come inside, I wondered if perhaps his male parts had been. ‘er a that was not exactly a gentle re-entry I mean it really looked like maybe he was being emasculated...more like being gelded rather than being pulled inside...those police really know how to neuter a situation.


11 posted on 08/11/2016 1:05:07 PM PDT by yoe (BLM = Benghazi Lives Mattered!)
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To: JudyinCanada

It was about the space aliens flying above his home.


12 posted on 08/11/2016 1:07:23 PM PDT by OLDCU
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To: Talisker
Something stinks here.

YES!
I would like to hear a bit of his climbing history??

His firsts? His high points?

I once met Spider Dan Goodwin (Sears tower, Hancock, CN tower...)

He was total muscle, zero fat,CUT...
Climbers usually are in good shape, but he was a stand out!

From the photos, this guy/ not so much.

13 posted on 08/11/2016 1:08:57 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (Looks like it's pretty hairy.)
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To: COBOL2Java

His message to Trump was...”clean your windows..they have suction cup marks all over them”
Then he went Porky Pig on them and said, “da da ..da da ..da da ..dat’s all folks.”


14 posted on 08/11/2016 1:09:49 PM PDT by Leep (Cut the crap!)
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To: OLDCU

Lol - quite likely, but I’d still like to know.

He could have really wanted to put himself in the public eye BEFORE coming forward with information, thinking it would keep him alive. You never know. Who is he and what’s his background?


15 posted on 08/11/2016 1:10:50 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: COBOL2Java

Where can I buy some of those suction devices?


16 posted on 08/11/2016 1:11:28 PM PDT by Paladin2 (auto spelchk? BWAhaha2haaa.....I aint't likely fixin' nuttin'. Blame it on the Bossa Nova...)
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To: NorthMountain
He had reasonably appropriate equipment, and it seems to have been in proper working order, and he seems to have known how to use it.

It took him 2.5 hours to get 40% of the way to the top.Darkness was only a couple of hours away.Thunderstorms,it was said,were moving in from Jersey.And he was surely tired and sore even if he was in great shape.As we learned from 9/11 a body make a hell of a noise...and makes a hell of a mess...when it falls 100,or even 30,stories.

17 posted on 08/11/2016 1:11:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Rat Party,try as it might,just isn't very good at hiding what it *truly* is.)
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To: butlerweave

See my tagline. ;-)


18 posted on 08/11/2016 1:12:59 PM PDT by Paladin2 (auto spelchk? BWAhaha2haaa.....I aint't likely fixin' nuttin'. Blame it on the Bossa Nova...)
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To: Talisker

Just try getting out of a Hospital when they know you can pay!


19 posted on 08/11/2016 1:15:21 PM PDT by Paladin2 (auto spelchk? BWAhaha2haaa.....I aint't likely fixin' nuttin'. Blame it on the Bossa Nova...)
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To: JudyinCanada

Something about “precious bodily fluids”.


20 posted on 08/11/2016 1:19:29 PM PDT by batterycommander (Surrounded? Stay clammed and call for artillery. USNA 65)
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