Police Use McDonald's To Coax Naked Dude Off Tower
By Mack Rawden 2012-02-09 21:46:31
I donít eat McDonaldís very often, but Iím not sure Iíve ever passed up a chance at one of its fries. It doesnít matter what Iím doing or how busy I am. If someone brings a bag of that salty deliciousness into my house, I will stop everything and whine until I get one. Iím not proud of that personality trait, but itís a fact. Apparently Iím not the only one with that impulse either.
On Wednesday, someone called authorities to report that a man had started climbing a radio tower in Los Angeles. On his way up, the dude began discarding his clothes, and by the time he reached the top, he was completely naked. Unsure of how to handle the situation, police opened up a dialogue, which eventually produced a strange request. The forty-five year old had a hankering for McDonaldís, and he agreed to come down if someone would go get him cheeseburgers. City officials eventually complied with his request, and upon completing his meal, the naked guy peacefully climbed down.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the tower climb began around 4 PM, and the standoff concluded a few hours later. Thereís no word yet on what the Arizona residentís motivations might have been, but for his sake, I truly hope this wasnít a ploy to not have to pay for dinner. As for how much the incident may have cost the city, those figures arenít available yet, but the final answer will depend on whether authorities ordered Quarter Pounders or decided to go cheap and picked up double cheeseburgers.