Naked Man Scales Transmission Tower

Lured down with promise of blanket

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A naked man was rescued from a transmission tower in Northern Hollywood Friday night. The fire department set up an inflated rescue cushion for the shirtless man to fall on, and the local power company rerouted the tower’s power.

At one point, the police tried to draw him down with promises of a warm shower. SWAT officers finally went up and offered him a blanket around 9 p.m., and he was happy to come down. 

The man was arrested for trespassing and checked out by doctors. 

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