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Man Atop Seaside Heights Roller Coaster A "Daredevil," Reports Say

Christopher Angulo was charged with criminal trespassing after he unfurled an American flag while atop the roller coaster

A 38-year-old man who climbed the Seaside Heights roller coaster that Hurricane Sandy swept into the Atlantic Ocean described his actions as "an act of patriotism," WNBC-TV has reported.

Christopher Angulo was charged with criminal trespassing after he unfurled an American flag while atop the roller coaster, and then was coaxed down, according to news reports.

Angulo used a canoe to reach the ride, had three duffel bags full of food and clothing with him and told investigators he "did it for America," according to WNBC-TV.

Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd also told NBC Channel 4 that Angulo has had previous "run-ins" with the law.

His mother told News 12 he lives at his grandmother's home in Lavallette and that her son is a bit of a "daredevil."

Boyd said Angulo would be given a psychiatric evaluation, according to news reports.

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A man who stood atop the wreckage of the water-drenched roller coaster near the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights Tuesday is now in police custody.

The man, identified as 38-year-old Chris Angulo of Lavallette, climbed aboard the ruins of the Jet Star roller coaster in an effort to call attention to Sandy recovery, according to News12.

State police and local authorities worked earlier Tuesday morning to get the man off the wreckage.

Rick Ricky January 11, 2013 at 12:46 PM
NO....Must likely the Insurance Company!
Cindy Williams January 11, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Rick Ricky I totally agree, if you were to put most of these cops in a real city they wouldn't know what to do. A few years back in Surf City on LBI a woman died in her apt and started decomposing, the two cops who found her have been on disability ever since because they couldn't handle it. Seriously what about real cops who have to see death everyday, isn't that part of the job? But now the taxpayers are stuck paying disability for two guys who shouldn't have been cops if they couldn't handle seeing death.
wookfish January 11, 2013 at 02:03 PM
thank dickie..another dead benny
Rick Ricky January 11, 2013 at 09:58 PM
wookfish.."You don't get it" You are all a bunch of loser goobers.
Rick Ricky January 11, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Cindy Williams....That is just the two that you know. You know how many more cases and problems there is with these half of a pea brain goober cops down in these shore communities. Most of them are not stable and should be rechecked and evaluated. The problem is most are hired from their family and friends. They should get rid of every one of them. They just are not stable. I ran in to a cop in pt. pleasant that was directing traffic during the sandy crises. These were residents on line getting gasoline for their generators and cars. The cop was out of control, He was so hyper and wrapped way to tight. It was like he was on cocaine. These cops need to be checked for drugs and alcohol. I guess there is not much else to do down in the beach area. Get real cops in from up north that will work for a lot less with more brains that could stomach real crime. The residents of NJ gets stuck paying for all these cops who are out, or teachers that can't be put in a classrooms. Our governor needs to start making up some new rules. Let's dismantle the Unions, start over with realistic rules in more ways than one.

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