Less than 24 hours after Times Square was shuttered so cops could courageously remove empty luggage that was left on the street, the area was once cordoned off because a clearly disturbed man climbed atop a light pole and started rapping. He refused to come down and the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit responded with a ladder and one of those air cushions stunt men use.

For almost two hours they tried to coax the man down as the crowd screamed words of encouragement. “Jump” said a group of people, while others urged the officer to “tase him.” He eventually came down a little after 11AM and was taken into custody, thoroughly wasting precious resources and way too much of everyone else’s time. (Photo: ANIMALNewYork)