Man climbs Knott's Berry Farm drop tower

Posted Monday, July 19, 2021 9:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

On Saturday, a man climbed some 300 feet up the Knottā€™s Berry Farm Supreme Scream ride. Buena Park Police were notified around 7:30 p.m. At around 8:50 p.m., the climber began to descend down a ladder that runs the length of the tower. He was transported by ambulance and police say he has not yet been charged.

Read more from KCBS/KCAL/Los Angeles.

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Monday, July 19, 2021 6:14 PM

I'm just curious as to why he was transported by ambulance...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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Monday, July 19, 2021 6:24 PM

He may have been given a choice between that and a transport to jail in a cop car.

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Monday, July 19, 2021 6:35 PM

I would assume that the mental health evaluation mentioned in the article happened at a medical facility of some sort and that’s how they chose transport him there.

Last edited by bigboy, Monday, July 19, 2021 6:35 PM

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Monday, July 19, 2021 10:20 PM
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RideMan said:

I'm just curious as to why he was transported by ambulance...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

From the article:

“just announced it that someone was trying to commit suicide”

That would be standard operating procedures under that circumstance.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 2:46 PM

The highest I've been without a restraint (aside from standing near the edge of a cliff) is about 100'. Mental health issues or not, this guy had some guts to stand on the top of that tower. I'm not glorifying it or recommending it mind you.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:48 PM

Was there any evidence that he was suicidal? I mean, nobody made that claim about Stan Checketts when he stood up there and earned a giant OSHA fine...

(But this guy is outside of OSHA jurisdiction. At worst they have him on trespassing.)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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