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Man climbs storm-ravaged roller coaster at NJ shore

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. - Police have apprehended a man who climbed a roller coaster that was swept into the ocean during Superstorm Sandy and unfurled an American flag. [ VIDEO ]

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, N.J.

Christopher Angelo told News 12-New Jersey he wanted to raise awareness for shore recovery.

His mother said the 38-year-old lives at his grandmother's home in Lavallette. Diane Angelo said her son is a bit of a daredevil.

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


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