On Nov. 29, the Jet Star roller-coaster in New Jersey was cast into the ocean after Superstorm Sandy destroyed the amusement pier which it was on. One of the many recovery efforts from the devastating hurricane will be to remove the massive roller coaster from the surf sometime this year. In the meantime, while many are still trying to rebuild from Sandy, one man has a different agenda. On Jan. 8, NBC reported that a man climbed the coaster and was later arrested for trespassing.
Christopher Angulo, 38, is now facing criminal trespassing charges after police persuaded him to come down from the coaster. After he was taken into custody and questioned as to why he decided to climb the coaster, he said it was simply an act of patriotism.
Police Chief Tommy Boyd said that the man used a canoe to get to the coaster and then climbed it. Boyd also stated that the man had three duffel bags packed with food and clothing in his possession. He said the man intended to stay for several days and the man later told Boyd,
"I did it for America."