Skip to comments.Hecklers Urge On Car Park Jumper
Posted on 03/01/2007 11:55:56 PM PST by Dallas59
Last Updated: Thursday, 1 March 2007, 15:17 GMT E-mail this to a friend Printable version Hecklers urge on car park jumper Police have condemned hecklers who urged a man to "get on with it" as he threatened to jump off the top of a multi-storey car park.
A crowd gathered as the 21-year-old was perched on the eight-storey building in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, while officers tried to calm him down.
But some onlookers started shouting at the man, urging him to jump.
Trained negotiators later arrived at the scene near the town centre and persuaded the man to come down.
He was later reunited with his family and given counselling.
South Yorkshire Police said about 50 people had gathered at the scene in John Street on 22 February and about half a dozen started telling the man to jump.
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Straight from a Seinfeld episode. Newman's first appearance. Well, sort of. All you hear is his voice.
This happened in Seattle about 6 years ago, too. A woman was threatening to jump off a bridge and was causing a major traffic jam (she jumped but survived.)
My thoughts are that there is a segment of society that feeds upon bloody entertainment, like murder movies and sick reality TV shows much in the same way that later Romans enjoyed gladiators cutting out each other's bowels.
I feel these are telling signals for the possible direction of our culture. Right along with the same end results as the Romans.
A truly sick society no longer values life nor is compelled to preserve it. How safe can any of our lives be?