His mother told News12 New Jersey that 36-year-old Chris Angelo, a tree service operator from Lakewood living with his grandmother in Lavalette, had “a love for something gone and lost” and was “displaced, like many are.”
He apparently planned on staying there a few days, looking to bring attention to the trouble getting relief aid in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
But New Jersey State Police coaxed him down and arrested him.
After Angelo walked down with his backpack, officers got him to the floor of the State Police boat, handcuffed him behind his back and brought him to shore, where a police van was waiting near what was once the Casino Pier, they said.
In turn, people called him all kinds of names -- from jerk to hero. READ MORE....