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Man Atop Seaside Heights Roller Coaster In Court Tuesday

Chris Angulo of Lavallette faces various charges, according to News12.

 

A man who stood atop the wreckage of the partially submerged roller coaster near the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights last month will be in court Tuesday, according to News12.

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 to get the man off the wreckage.

Angulo is facing various charges related to his climb onto the wrecked roller coaster and placing an American flag at the top, according to News12.

Angulo has said he's an experienced climber and used two climbing lanyards, as well as a helmet and a wetsuit, .

After police talked him down and handcuffed him, they decided Angulo was in need of mental help and placed him in the psychiatric ward at St. Barnabas Hospital in Toms River, according to News12.

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