Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a man climbing The Trump Tower — using suction cups! Steven Rogata, a rebellious daredevil from Virginia, captured the world’s attention on Aug. 10 by performing one VERY dangerous stunt. But what do we know about him? Keep reading to find out.
If your day at work wasn’t spent hunched over in front of the TV watching a live stream of “The Human Fly” climbing the Trump Tower, then allow us to introduce the craziest stunt Americans have witnessed in a long time! The Fly’s real name is Steven Rogata, a Trump SUPPORTER from Virginia. Ok, raise of hands if you thought this guy was trying to play a prank on Donald and his establishment? Wrong! Turns out, Steven is behind Donald, and was climbing his tower to MEET the Republican nominee face-to-face, according to the New York Daily News. He’s an obsessed fan, people!
Unfortunately, Steven’s mission to reach the 58th floor was cut short as he only made to the 21st before one of his suction cups gave out from under his foot. Caught up in a high-altitude face-off, New York Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit eventually grabbed ahold of Steven and literally PULLED him inside to safety by breaking one of the tower’s windows. It took the strength of four men to drag him!
In the days leading up to Steven’s crazy stunt, he posted a video on YouTube in an attempt to grab Donald’s attention. Watch it HERE. Dressed in an Under Amour sweater — good advertising — the “independent researcher” claims his mission was to “discuss an important matter” with the businessman, but doesn’t say what it is specifically. Perhaps Steven should have stalked Donald a little better, because if he did, he would have known that he’s currently campaigning in Virginia. Even IF Steven made it to the top floor, Donald wouldn’t have been there to greet/arrest him. Poor guy, all that effort just to end up in jail.
HollywoodLifers, what did YOU think of Steven’s exploit? Were you sitting on the edge of your seat?