Man Climbs Storm-Crushed NJ Roller Coaster for America

January 8, 2013 | Andy Cush

The image of Seaside Heights, New Jersey’s Jet Star Roller Coaster submerged in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean after Hurricane Sandy became perhaps the most memorable photo of the destruction the storm wrought on the shore. In an effort to raise awareness of the continued need for hurricane relief in the area, New Jerseyan Christopher Angelo made the attraction even more iconic by climbing to the top and planting a majestic American flag this morning. The act was definitely, solidly illegal, no matter how patriotic it may have been, and Seaside police officers saw it fit to arrest Angelo. No word on whether Old Glory remained in place.

(Photo: liindsaayxo/Flickr)