Naked Man in Radio Tower Negotiated for Hamburgers

Talk about driving a hard bargain. The LA Times reports today that the naked man rescued by firefighters after climbing a Downtown LA radio tower only agreed to come down on the condition of hamburgers. Specifically McDonald’s hamburgers.

The man climbed to the top of the tower Wednesday night. At one point, police sources said, he asked for hamburgers from McDonald’s. Officials complied, and he agreed to come down after eating his meal.

Firefighters eventually brought the man down with the help of an impromptu pulley system. Wonder how much that rescue cost? If there’s ever been an argument for expanding the food stamp system, this would probably be it.

Photo Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5

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