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    Crane climber closes Peachtree - accused of killing GF

    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/met...5/26crane.html

    Atlanta police Thursday morning remained in a stalemate with a Florida murder suspect perched atop an 18-story crane in the heart of Buckhead.

    "We're not in any rush, and he's not a threat to anybody other than to himself," said Atlanta police Sgt. John Quigley.

    The man, identified by Florida authorities as 41-year-old Carl Edward Roland, climbed the construction crane about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, and has refused to come down.
    According to a press release from the Pinellas County, Fla., sheriff's office, Roland, whose last known address was in Clearwater, is suspected in the slaying of his former girlfriend, 36-year-old Jennifer Gonzalez.

    The woman's badly beaten body was discovered Tuesday afternoon in a retention pond near her home in Oldsmar, Fla.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1986
    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/met...5/26crane.html

    Atlanta police Thursday morning remained in a stalemate with a Florida murder suspect perched atop an 18-story crane in the heart of Buckhead.

    "We're not in any rush, and he's not a threat to anybody other than to himself," said Atlanta police Sgt. John Quigley.

    The man, identified by Florida authorities as 41-year-old Carl Edward Roland, climbed the construction crane about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, and has refused to come down.
    According to a press release from the Pinellas County, Fla., sheriff's office, Roland, whose last known address was in Clearwater, is suspected in the slaying of his former girlfriend, 36-year-old Jennifer Gonzalez.

    The woman's badly beaten body was discovered Tuesday afternoon in a retention pond near her home in Oldsmar, Fla.
    He's not going anywhere, that's for sure. Now all we need is a really good lightning storm; it might save the State of FL a considerable amount of money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1
    He's not going anywhere, that's for sure. Now all we need is a really good lightning storm; it might save the State of FL a considerable amount of money.
    Sunny and cool today...no lightening in the forecast. But we don't know how long he will stay up there....


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    It's been sort of windy the past few days at my house (180 miles south). Would it be a shame if the wind picked-up a bit in Atlanta?


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    Oh, so that's where the coward ran too...let him jump. I'm sorry, but I get so sick of these criminals being put on suicide watch and police trying to stop these idiots from hurting themselves. Like one of the construction workers said, it's costing them a day's pay Freakin' coward...get a sharp shooter out there and it would take care of the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lady-eowyn
    Oh, so that's where the coward ran too...let him jump. I'm sorry, but I get so sick of these criminals being put on suicide watch and police trying to stop these idiots from hurting themselves. Like one of the construction workers said, it's costing them a day's pay Freakin' coward...get a sharp shooter out there and it would take care of the problem.
    CNN just said they are on a slight delay while they show the perp on the crane .....just in case, I guess!


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    Quote Originally Posted by lady-eowyn
    Oh, so that's where the coward ran too...let him jump. I'm sorry, but I get so sick of these criminals being put on suicide watch and police trying to stop these idiots from hurting themselves. Like one of the construction workers said, it's costing them a day's pay Freakin' coward...get a sharp shooter out there and it would take care of the problem.
    I live here and work a few miles away from this mess..............traffic is a nightmare. I can't believe they didn't get him down from there overnight. When do you think he will pee?


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    Quote Originally Posted by robinparten
    When do you think he will pee?
    My question is where will his pee land when he does pee? Ewwww!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinparten
    I live here and work a few miles away from this mess..............traffic is a nightmare. I can't believe they didn't get him down from there overnight. When do you think he will pee?
    I'm staying away from Buckhead today...will change my plans until tomorrow. Between that moron and the water main break it is too much.

    He will be getting pretty dehydrated pretty soon...no water etc.


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    In lieu of the lightning storm, if we could only get the crane operator, to accidentally jerk the boom a little, while he is trying to lower it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by concernedperson
    I'm staying away from Buckhead today...will change my plans until tomorrow. Between that moron and the water main break it is too much.

    He will be getting pretty dehydrated pretty soon...no water etc.
    You are so right, I work immediately south of the water main and I am just over that whole thing. I think the entire city is going to fall into some sewage cesspool at some point.


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    Quote Originally Posted by concernedperson
    I'm staying away from Buckhead today...will change my plans until tomorrow. Between that moron and the water main break it is too much.

    He will be getting pretty dehydrated pretty soon...no water etc.
    "With temperatures about 60 degrees F at 10 a.m. Thursday, Roland approached authorities stationed on a platform at the end of the crane and accepted a jacket before moving back a few feet and sitting. Shortly afterward, he moved again -- farther out on the crane.

    Authorities have been giving the man food and water, an Atlanta Fire Department official. To keep him from falling asleep, officials have blared a bullhorn occasionally."
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/26/crane.man/index.html

    ok, I'm sorry, but that is just dumb.
    why give him a jacket AND food AND water.
    he climbed up there, he can climb down for those things.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon25

    Authorities have been giving the man food and water, an Atlanta Fire Department official. To keep him from falling asleep, officials have blared a bullhorn occasionally."
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/26/crane.man/index.html

    ok, I'm sorry, but that is just dumb.
    why give him a jacket AND food AND water.
    he climbed up there, he can climb down for those things.
    I used to believe that Atlanta Fire Dept. Officials, like all Fire Dept. Officials everywhere, deserved my respect. Apparently I was mistaken about the Atlanta Fire Dept. Officials. Even cats will climb down out of the tops of trees if they get hungry, or thirsty enough. Talk about dumb (the guy on top of the crane) and dumber (the Atlanta Fire Dept. Officials).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1
    I used to believe that Atlanta Fire Dept. Officials, like all Fire Dept. Officials everywhere, deserved my respect. Apparently I was mistaken about the Atlanta Fire Dept. Officials. Even cats will climb down out of the tops of trees if they get hungry, or thirsty enough. Talk about dumb (the guy on top of the crane) and dumber (the Atlanta Fire Dept. Officials).

    Cheaper than a lawsuit when the idiot falls and kills himself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    Cheaper than a lawsuit when the idiot falls and kills himself.
    His family is going to sue Atlanta for not protecting him, against himself??? Somehow I really don't think that suit would prevail.


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