What is it with Georgia and cranes?
Another Crane Climber Reported in Atlanta
ATLANTA May 31, 2005 — Another man has scaled a construction crane in Atlanta, just hours after a murder suspect was ordered jailed without bail following a 56-hour standoff atop one of the high-rise rigs.
On Monday, hours after Florida murder suspect Carl Edward Roland was in court for a hearing in last week’s crane standoff, Thomas Eugene Robinson scaled another crane in the same section of the city, authorities said.
However, Robinson, 26, came down from his perch early Tuesday, police said.
“He was lured down with doughnuts and cigarettes,” police spokeswoman Marion Lee said. He was arrested on charges of criminal trespass and reckless conduct, she said.
Roland was ordered held without bail pending a hearing Tuesday on a request to extradite him to Florida.
Police subdued Roland with a stun gun as he crawled toward an officer for a cup of water early Saturday. He had climbed onto the 350-foot-tall crane Wednesday. In all, the standoff stretched over 56 hours, tying up traffic in the city’s Buckhead neighborhood and drawing crowds of curious spectators.
He is accused in Pinellas County, Fla., of killing his former girlfriend, Jennifer Gonzalez, whose body was found Tuesday in a pond.
Roland, 41, of Clearwater, Fla., faces charges in Atlanta of criminal trespassing, reckless conduct and first-degree criminal damage to property, police said. Source: ABC News
If you didn’t know, the first crane incident ended with a tasering. So, this second guy is a lightweight in comparison. Not quite sure what’s in the water in Atlanta this year…