Man climbs storm-ravaged NJ roller coaster

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 8, 2013 at 9:05 am •  Published: January 8, 2013
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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Police have apprehended a man who apparently climbed the New Jersey roller coaster that was swept into the ocean during Superstorm Sandy and unfurled an American flag.

The man walked from the top of the coaster and hopped into a police boat Tuesday. He was handcuffed, walked through the surf and escorted to a police car on the beach in Seaside Heights.

The steel remnants of the Jet Star Roller Coaster have become one of the iconic images of the storm.