UPDATE: Seaside Roller Coaster Climber Case Postponed
Judge adjourns case on Tuesday
A man who stood atop the wreckage of the water-drenched roller coaster near the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights last month was in court Tuesday but the case was adjourned, according to a report from News12.
The man, identified as 38-year-old Chris Angulo of Lavallette, climbed aboard the ruins of the Jet Star roller coaster in an effort to call attention to Sandy recovery, according to News12.
State police and local authorities worked to get the man off the wreckage.
Angulo is facing various charges related to his climb onto the wrecked roller coaster and placing an American flag at the top.
Angulo has said he's an experienced climber and used two climbing lanyards, as well as a helmet and a wetsuit.
After police talked him down and handcuffed him, they decided Angulo was in need of mental help and placed him in the psychiatric ward at St. Barnabas Hospital in Toms River, according to News12.
The television network reported a new court date has not yet been selected.