Canadian at OWS scales 70 foot sculpture; calls for Bloomberg resignation
This pretty much sums up the lunacy going on at OWS. ABC News:
Dylan Spoelstra of Canada climbed the park's signature red sculpture around 6 a.m. He sat on a metal platform for three hours, with his feet dangling, as police cleared the surrounding area and tried to talk him down.
Around 9 a.m., Spoelstra was seen descending the sculpture in a police crane, looking jovial, with his arm around the officer who helped him down.
Once on the ground, Spaelstra was placed in handcuffs and transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he was to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, according to a police spokesman.
"We call this an aided case when we're dealing with an emotionally disturbed person," the spokesman told ABCNews.com. "We don't know yet whether charges will be brought against him."
The stunt happened just as families with young children were waking up from Occupy Wall Street's first family sleepover in Zuccotti Park, causing many to have to clear the surrounding area for their safety.
"I think he's a little insane really, but he's got, he's trying to make a point, but I don't know what that point is," a bystander told ABC News Radio.
He's insane but it's ok because "he's trying to make a point." How do you talk rationally with people who spout such idiocy? The answer is, you don't.
Someone should inform Mr. Spoelstra that Mayor Bloomberg is probably the only thing standing between the OWS campers and a jail cell. Why he should step down after supporting the protestor's right to occupy the park is unknown. As is Mr. Spoelstra's hold on reality.