Thursday, February 9, 2012

FAB: Dude Scales Los Angeles Radio Tower Buck Naked

Here's my fave story of the day that I posted for my gig at Now this is news!

A man climbed to the top of a radio tower buck-naked in Los Angeles Wednesday night, only to be rescued by local fire officials and lowered to safety via a makeshift pulley system. He was offered a blanket during his dramatic liberation from the outer rails of the 220-foot metal tower.

A rope and pulley was rigged by L.A. urban search-and-rescue specialists from the Fire Department, after the supposed Arizona resident in his 30s or 40s began scaling the tower in the 700 block of East Temple Street around 4 p.m., shedding his clothes as he ascended.

The tower is part of a Police personnel building west of the downtown L.A. skyline—convenient for the cops who then arrested the guy are carted him to County-USC Medical Center "for evaluation." Officer Karen Rayner told the Los Angeles Times that it was unclear why he climbed the tower. It also remains hazy why the dude decided to do so bare-skinned. See the Times story here. *