Skip to comments.Man on tower for sixth day - Oklahoma
Posted on 08/16/2011 12:52:05 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
Tulsa Police enter the sixth day of trying to get William Sturdivant to come down from the tower outside FOX23 studios.
On Monday afternoon, 25-year old Sturdivant climbed part of the way down before climbing back up to a spot about 100 feet up the 300 foot tower.
A Tulsa police negotiator says he believes the man will eventually become so tired and dehydrated that he has to give in to rescue efforts.
Onlookers continue to flood parking lots and slow down along Memorial Drive. Negotiators believe spectators are a roadblock in their attempts to talk the man into descending, TPD says they will take anyone into custody who taunts or tries to provoke the man on the tower.
TPD and TFD have also scaled back their response significantly, keeping only a minimum number of officers and firefighters on the scene around the building because the man could eventually move from the tower to the roof or the ground.
Sturdivant spent quite a bit of time yelling at officers Sunday, cursing and demanding food. He has refused all rescue attempts with a fire department ladder and platform. Saturday morning, firefighters took their ladder down but the truck is in the vicinity just in case William relents.
TPD says he's had no food or water since early Friday morning, when he drank Gatorade. Officers are now offering food, water and cigarettes if he agrees to get off the tower.
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Let the idiot die of thirst. Problem solved.
The older I get, the more I understand there are few problems that a 12 guage shotgun (in this case loaded with rock salt) won’t cure
Cigarettes? That could be bad for his health!......................
Keystone Kops again?
I’d order the lots cleared of everything but parked cars whose occupants are headed for some building or another and who promptly leave upon return.
In the meantime, surround the tower with a sufficient net and tase the fellow off of the tower into the net. Then send to hospital for checkup, emergency fluids, etc. and book for trespassing.
I’d have no problem with a head shot at that range. What’s the issue?
They could shoot him with a hypo like they do bears around here in peoples’ trees....................
This what happens to Berzerkly kooks when you destroy their natural habitat.
That’ll show ‘em.
Get someone from Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” to shoot him with a tranquilizer dart and catch him in a net.
If he was in Texas, he’d be having GRILL MARKS from the hot steel.
Gravity will bring him down.
well, I’ll ask what everyone is wondering too...
How does he go to the bathroom up at that level for so long?
And while we’re at it, I’ve always wondered how NASCAR or Indy drivers make it that long with using the facilities, and apparantly it’s a trade secret. Anyone know?
When you become dehydrated, there is nothing to leak out.
I am not a NASCAR fan, but a relative of mine is in the industry. We asked him about this recently and he said most of the drivers wear “Depends.” Earlier they just voided their bladders as they were driving and therefore, when they exited their vehicles, they appreciated being squirted with champagne to cover up “the evidence.”
People like this only want attention.
Push him off and film it (the push not the splat). I bet suicide ‘attempts’ will drop dramatically.