Oh my god, that was insane! The man scaling Trump Tower in New York City was finally apprehended by police on Aug. 10, after almost three hours of climbing. The scariest moment came when cops yanked him off his perch and he nearly fell! See for yourself, right here.
The Trump Tower climber is safe and sound on Aug. 10, and we’re guessing he’s not too happy about it. The young man, allegedly named Stephen Rogata and from Virginia, was pulled off of his suction cup anchors after nearly three hours of scaling the giant building, and yanked indoors by police. He originally tried to resist capture, which left him dangling high above the ground with his life in the NYPD’s hands. Luckily, he was quickly pulled inside a removed window and no harm came to him.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 10, 2016
What a daring capture! The police tried everything to get the climber to come inside before finally catching him. First they attempted to talk him into joining them on a ladder. Then they took a chunk out of a window above him (nearly decapitating him with a sheet of glass), but he simply edged his way around him. Finally they attempted to use the window cleaning machine to get to him, but he avoided that wall as well. When they removed two huge panels of glass above him on the adjacent two walls, they checkmated the climber, forcing him indoors.
A video began circulating during his climb that many believe to be “Steve” claiming responsibility. He says that he’s a huge Donald Trump supporter, and simply wanted to get his attention to talk to him and raise awareness and support for the controversial candidate, but there’s still no proof that it was him or of his motives. So crazy! We’re just glad he didn’t get hurt.
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