The first thing that comes to mind when I heard about this guy climbing into the top of a sequoia tree in the middle of downtown Seattle Washington was “This guy is either seriously mentally ill, or this is some kind of political demonstration of some kind!” It’s to early to know why the still unidentified man climbed the tall tree, but I’m upset that the top of the tree was destroyed! What gives this guy the right to destroy a beautiful living tree?
Police and firefighters responded to Stewart Street and Third Avenue around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday after receiving reports that the man had climbed about 70 feet up the sequoia tree in a street median. Officers, believing the man posed a danger to himself, pedestrians and motorists, closed several surrounding streets. I personally made a trip into the heart of Seattle, and was able to catch a glimpse of the huge spectacle created over the last 24 hours. I was happy to see that the police and emergency personal were patiently waiting and not forcing the situation. I was expecting fire and rescue workers to attempt snatching him out of the tree using a ladder truck.
I will definitely be doing a follow-up to this story! #TheStruggleIsReal