UPDATE: Seaside Roller Coaster Climber Case Postponed

Judge adjourns case on Tuesday

A man who stood atop the wreckage of the water-drenched roller coaster near the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights last month was in court Tuesday but the case was adjourned, according to a report from 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.

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.

The television network reported a new court date has not yet been selected.

KC March 04, 2013 at 05:30 AM
Missing, you are so cute and so right all at the same time. :0)
KC March 04, 2013 at 05:34 AM
Technically if it is privately owned The Jet Star is trespassing on public properties where this climber had right to access. If they didn't want the Star swum or climbed upon, they should have dismantled it in a timely fashion no? If a fish gets entangled in its mess will it be brought to court as well? Fair game. I say there are bigger things to worry about then this climber. What we don't know is the attitude presented at the time of the police encounter. That is by the climber and the police. Too much testoterone can lead to big pissing matches I have seen this in life.
A Resident March 04, 2013 at 01:24 PM
Technically....it IS privately owned. And yes, it deserves to be removed as soon as feasibly possible. Of course, there is great cost in that and not a whole of companies available that can handle a job like that....so a delay is reasonable. It's not fair game. Just like if you park you car in a public lot....it's still your car and no one has the right to use it and/or climb on it.
grace March 07, 2013 at 04:06 PM
good luck chris..now here come the fines
peter festa March 07, 2013 at 05:16 PM


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