New Jersey police arrested a man who scaled an iconic Jersey shore roller coaster, swept out to sea following superstorm Sandy, and planted an American flag.
News 12-New Jersey identified the man as Christopher Angelo, 38, who told the station he was trying to raise awareness for victims of the storm.
A police boat met Angelo as he walked to the bottom of the coaster. The boat brought him ashore where he was handcuffed and arrested.
The Jet Star, already a Jersey shore landmark made popular by the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore,” gained new fame when it was tossed into the sea during the storm.
Congress last week passed a $9 billion relief package for East Coast areas affected by the storm, after the House balked on voting for a $60 billion aid bill.