According to The Sentinel, reported on March 5, a Seattle man, who was wanted by the police climbed a tree near a set of train tracks and didn't come down for three hours. He dangled from the tree, 40 feet up, while climbing up and down, swinging back and forth and even taking some of his clothes off at one point in order to make a hammock to hang on for a while. It got so bad that the police had to stop the train from running for fear he would fall and get hit by the train.
Apparently, he was wanted by the police for several reasons, including domestic violence burglary, felony assault and property damage. He broke his ex-girlfriends window, going into her home, and injured her male roommate.
As the 38 year old man was taken away into handcuffs he was asked by a reporter why he climbed the tree. The man answered him saying, "I like to climb."
A police negotiator talked the man down around 8:30 am after being 40 feet up the tree for three hours doing 'stunts.' The police suspect the man went to his ex-girlfriend's home around 1:30 am, breaking in and assaulting the male roommate. The roommate was treated at the hospital for his broken foot. The ex-girlfriend ran from the house, fearing for her life and was not hurt.
Because of this man's weird tree climbing incident, seven trains were delayed including two freight trains, an Amtrak and four Sound Transit Sounder commuter trains. Although there have been tracks that had to be closed many times this winter due to mudslides, one man said this was the first time in his 37 year railroad career he had ever seen a train track closed because of a man up a tree.
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