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2 Who Climbed Tree in Central Park Are Charged With Misdemeanors
New York Times ^ | 4.25.2004 | Mark Santora

Posted on 04/24/2004 7:08:19 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick

April 25, 2004

2 Who Climbed Tree in Central Park Are Charged With Misdemeanors

By MARC SANTORA

Two nearly naked men who drew crowds and kept rescue workers at bay for hours on Thursday when they climbed a tree in Central Park were charged yesterday with a series of misdemeanors, the police said.

The charges included reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, public lewdness and disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors that the police said were unlikely to result in jail time.

The police identified the men as William Rund, a 32-year-old preoperative transsexual, and Christopher Montero, 17, both of the Bronx. They were spotted in the tree by witnesses in Central Park near 63rd Street about 4 p.m. One man wore only a thong and the other boxer shorts. Some witnesses told the police that the two had oral sex. An officer walking foot patrol nearby was summoned and called for assistance when the men refused to climb down.

The police Emergency Service Unit and a hostage negotiation team were called to the scene, two bucket trucks were brought in and an air cushion was deployed at the base of the tree, the police said.

The police spent the next four hours trying to get the men out of the tree. Whenever the police would try to climb to them, the couple would scamper higher and threaten the officers with broken branches.

Finally, at 8:30 p.m., the men came down and were taken to New York Weill Cornell Center, where they underwent psychiatric evaluation and were released, the police said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: blueoyster; centralpark; cruising; culturewar; exhibitionists; gaysexinparks; homosexualagenda; it; newyorkcity; nyc; publicsex; publicsexact; sexinatree

1 posted on 04/24/2004 7:08:20 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick
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To: hellinahandcart; sauropod; firebrand; Tabi Katz; lavrenti; Clemenza; Cacique; Oschisms; TopQuark; ..
More on the Tree Sex Boys!
2 posted on 04/24/2004 7:10:54 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick ("If I could shoot like that, I would still be in the NBA" -- Bill Clinton, circa 1995)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Misdemeanor? Looks like the police bent over backwards for these homosexuals.
3 posted on 04/24/2004 7:10:59 PM PDT by Young Rhino (http://www.artofdivorce.com)
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To: Young Rhino
Very good! LOL! :D
4 posted on 04/24/2004 7:11:39 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick ("If I could shoot like that, I would still be in the NBA" -- Bill Clinton, circa 1995)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
You know, maybe a few well placed rocks would have brought these freaks down.
5 posted on 04/24/2004 7:12:00 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Young Rhino
Looks like the police bent over backwards for these homosexuals.

Well, you don't want to bend over forward for them, ya know?

6 posted on 04/24/2004 7:17:25 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Young Rhino
*Looks like the police bent over backwards for these homosexuals*

Ha, ha, in a manner of speaking, indeed.

(you just about caused me to spew amber-colored liquid all over my monitor, BTW, LOL).
7 posted on 04/24/2004 7:19:35 PM PDT by A Jovial Cad ("I had no shoes and I complained, until I saw a man who had no feet.")
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Here's the Daily News take on the Central Park looney-birds.


Gay lovers go out on limb

A teen and his transgender partner romp in Central Park tree.
Two lovers, naked as jaybirds and apparently as crazy as looneybirds, climbed a tree in Central Park yesterday - and put on a bizarre four-hour show that drew cops and hundreds of gawkers.

In a shocking new twist on the birds and the bees, a 17-year-old boy and a 32-year-old preoperative transsexual offered an X-rated sex spectacle - refusing cops' pleas to leave their unlikely love nest 50 feet above the Chess and Checkers House.

The standoff ended at 8:30 p.m., when the duo voluntarily came down and embraced as onlookers cheered. They were then taken away for psychiatric observation.

"We don't get this back home," said tourist Elise Gaillard, 21, of Adelaide, Australia. "Crazy Americans."

Earlier, the teen told cops that his parents did not approve of his relationship with his newly bosomy pal. "I want my mother and my psychologist," he yelled.

When police began scaling the leafy larch tree, the couple climbed higher.

"You think I won't jump?" the transgender tree-hugger screamed at cops, who rushed two cherrypickers to the scene and put a huge airbag around the base of the towering larch.

At one point, the older of the couple broke off a branch and threatened to throw it at cops, before demanding a vanilla diet Pepsi.

When police handed up a regular old diet Pepsi, the 32-year-old hurled the can to the ground, screamed, "Vanilla!" and declared, "What I say goes!"

The couple also shouted complaints about the portrayal of transgender people in the media, and called for an apology on national TV.

"I think they were just mentally distraught, fed up with how people were treating them," said Detective Steven Elter, who climbed up the tree to talk to the couple. "We just tried to talk to them and make them feel comfortable."

The incident came just days after two Canadian women took a swim - fully clothed - in the Central Park reservoir.

Yesterday's surreal antics prompted tourists like Louise Sharp, 24, of Scotland to change their sightseeing plans.

"We were going to go to the Empire State Building, but we thought we'd stay here instead," Sharp said.

With Kerry Burke


Originally published on April 23, 2004

8 posted on 04/24/2004 7:25:35 PM PDT by henbane
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To: NYC GOP Chick
How could they tell which one was pre-operative? On second thought, never mind lol
9 posted on 04/24/2004 7:28:26 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: henbane
Normally I'm against cutting trees down but there are exceptions :')
10 posted on 04/24/2004 7:30:53 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: OLD REGGIE
Another abused tree :')
11 posted on 04/24/2004 7:36:27 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: henbane
The one in the thong kinda looks like that guy who was in Blue Lagoon, with Brooke Shields.
12 posted on 04/24/2004 7:37:00 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick ("If I could shoot like that, I would still be in the NBA" -- Bill Clinton, circa 1995)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Awwwwww......young DemocRATS in love.....what? no pics of the proud parents?
13 posted on 04/24/2004 7:37:51 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: NYC GOP Chick
So, I see.
14 posted on 04/24/2004 7:38:09 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: henbane; NYC GOP Chick
Fruits & nuts are now abundant in 'little olde New York'?

Is this the result of 'spring fever'?
15 posted on 04/24/2004 7:38:48 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (One good term deserves another! Take W-04....Across America!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
If they did this in Riyadh SA it would have been a very different outcome.
16 posted on 04/24/2004 7:41:38 PM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: Semper Paratus
post instead of pre ,huh?
17 posted on 04/24/2004 7:42:33 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Rummyfan
A rich democrat from Tappan Zee
Once buggered a dunce in a tree
The outcome was horrid,
All butt and no forehead
Small balls and a purple goatee.
18 posted on 04/24/2004 7:43:08 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: henbane
I swear, it sounds just like a sketch from some comedy show.

Although, I might add, not a very good comedy show.
19 posted on 04/24/2004 7:43:26 PM PDT by William Martel
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To: NYC GOP Chick
I went back and looked again. Problems. "she"s too old for him IMO.
20 posted on 04/24/2004 7:44:31 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: JulieRNR21
Cold water from a fire hose would have been nice. Add in the "shrinkage" factor and it's a roar.
21 posted on 04/24/2004 7:45:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: William Martel
Benny Hill
22 posted on 04/24/2004 7:46:45 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

From now on, whenever I visit Central Park, I'm bringing a slingshot!

23 posted on 04/24/2004 7:51:02 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (never moon a werewolf)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
...William Rund, a 32-year-old preoperative transsexual, ...

I don't understand. Is it a man or a woman?

24 posted on 04/24/2004 7:53:52 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (never moon a werewolf)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
where they underwent psychiatric evaluation and were released

Ahem. Now if that had been a heterosexual up the tree doing something comparable, they would have been committed and put under court order to take meds.

25 posted on 04/24/2004 7:55:59 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: NYC GOP Chick
It's all in fun until someone loses and eye....
26 posted on 04/24/2004 8:00:33 PM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: Jalapeno; hellinahandcart
It's all in fun until someone loses and eye....

Or, in the case of the pre-transsexual, he's about to lose something else!

27 posted on 04/24/2004 8:02:37 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick ("If I could shoot like that, I would still be in the NBA" -- Bill Clinton, circa 1995)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
all misdemeanors that the police said were unlikely to result in jail time.

OTOH, putting homosexuals in jail would be like a taxpayer funded sex romp for them.

28 posted on 04/24/2004 8:06:43 PM PDT by Young Rhino (http://www.artofdivorce.com)
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To: CindyDawg
Normally I'm against cutting trees down but there are exceptions :')


A little selective pruning is necessary at times.... Even mother nature does it with wild fires, etc.
29 posted on 04/24/2004 8:07:22 PM PDT by deport (To a dog all roads lead home.......)
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To: deport
True :')
30 posted on 04/24/2004 8:11:09 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: NYC GOP Chick
...a 17-year-old boy and a 32-year-old preoperative transsexual

Ah yes, consenting "adults".

31 posted on 04/24/2004 8:14:09 PM PDT by weegee (Maybe Urban Outfitters should sell t-shirts that say "Voting Democrat is for Old Dead People.")
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To: CindyDawg
Another abused tree :')

If it is bestiality when a man has sex with an animal, what is it when a man has sex with a plant (like a tree)?

32 posted on 04/24/2004 8:16:27 PM PDT by weegee (Maybe Urban Outfitters should sell t-shirts that say "Voting Democrat is for Old Dead People.")
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To: henbane
That young dude is so ugly that's probably the only way and the only person he could have any sex with.
33 posted on 04/24/2004 8:20:19 PM PDT by no dems (Does anyone from the Bush/Cheney camp monitor the Freep website?)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
' At one point, the older of the couple broke off a branch and threatened to throw it at cops, before demanding a vanilla diet Pepsi.

When police handed up a regular old diet Pepsi, the 32-year-old hurled the can to the ground, screamed, "Vanilla!" and declared, "What I say goes!" '


You can't make this stuff up.
34 posted on 04/24/2004 8:27:42 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: NYC GOP Chick
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! The shrink who examined them must have had a field day!
35 posted on 04/24/2004 8:35:26 PM PDT by Tabi Katz
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To: Tabi Katz
The shrink that examined them, RELEASED them.
36 posted on 04/24/2004 8:54:50 PM PDT by Ed Condon (Wanted, newer tag line in good condition.)
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To: Ed Condon
Sounds like he needs some serious therapy himself.
37 posted on 04/24/2004 9:00:33 PM PDT by Tabi Katz
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To: Tabi Katz
Or maybe such a political hot potato, the doc didn't want to touch it.
38 posted on 04/24/2004 9:38:28 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: ventana; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
ping
39 posted on 04/24/2004 9:45:17 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg
LOL! Couldn't blame him for that!
40 posted on 04/24/2004 9:59:24 PM PDT by Tabi Katz
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To: NYC GOP Chick
a 32-year-old preoperative transsexual
What in the blue hell is that? A pre-"it"?
41 posted on 04/24/2004 11:45:45 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("12 hours outta Mackinaw City, stopped at the bar to have a brew.....")
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To: JulieRNR21
Fruits & nuts are now abundant in 'little olde New York'?
Is this the result of 'spring fever'?

It's Springtime in the Big Apple.


42 posted on 04/25/2004 12:24:53 AM PDT by henbane
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To: NYC GOP Chick

43 posted on 04/25/2004 12:40:38 AM PDT by Liberal Classic (Will admin systems for food.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
It doesn't sound like they wanted to be rescued. Why not leave 'em up there? Or, if the public scene is too much, station one cop at the tree base to fine them when they get cold and hungry and come down.
44 posted on 04/25/2004 5:01:15 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Dan from Michigan
What in the blue hell is that? A pre-"it"?

In a word, yes.

45 posted on 04/25/2004 5:13:41 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick ("If I could shoot like that, I would still be in the NBA" -- Bill Clinton, circa 1995)
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