Man in 80-foot tree in downtown Seattle climbs down after 24 hours

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SEATTLE - The things people do for attention; like a man who climbed an 80-foot sequoia tree in downtown Seattle Tuesday morning, and refused to come down for 24 hours.

After causing street closures and traffic jams, it wasn't long before his popularity sprouted on social media with the hashtag 'man in tree.'  Someone even created a Twitter page for him.

Perhaps he got a memo from his job telling him to relocate to the branch office and plant his roots there;
or maybe he thought he was Tarzan and wanted to turn over a new leaf in life.

Either way, police say the man was "agitated."

Apparently so, he threw branches and apples among other things at crews on the ground.  Firefighters attempted to go out on a limb and rescue him, but the man climbed down on his own.

No word on any charges, but with his love of apples, he'll probably appeal.

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