Tulsa Tower Climber Is Still Up In The Air
August 15, 2011 at 4:35 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS reported FRIDAY (NET NEWS 8/12) that a man climbed a 300 foot tower outside the KOKI-TV (FOX23) and CLEAR CHANNEL/TULSA studios and had refused to come down. Now, for a fourth day, that man remains on the tower.
TULSA WORLD reports the man, who police say has a history of mental illness, was reportedly chased off the roof of the CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS building near 27th Street and Memorial Drive on WEDNESDAY. He returned THURSDAY at 11a, and has been on the tower ever since.
"We are gravely concerned about his health, and we are very concerned he could go into some type of coma or some type of medical arrest," which could result in him falling or getting stuck somewhere on the tower, said TULSA Police Capt. RYAN PERKINS.