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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man who apparently got out of the hospital after firefighters had coaxed him down from a pole he’d climbed onto Saturday morning in the Streeterville neighborhood was at it again Sunday morning, at a different location on the Near North Side.
His Saturday adventure started at 10:45 a.m. at the corner of Erie and St. Clair streets, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
A firefighter talked him down, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Sean Flynn. “He’s a frequent pole climber,” said Flynn, who said crews used a “basket” to lower him down and said he did not know why the man did it.
Mirabelli said the situation ended at 11:52 a.m. Saturday.
He was not physically hurt and appeared to be in good spirits when paramedics took him to Northwest Memorial Hospital for an evaluation, Flynn said.
Sunday morning he climbed a pole at Kingsbury and Erie, according to Fire Media. Police and fire personnel responded about 9:30 a.m. to this incident, and within about 20 minutes he was brought down and again taken to Northwestern Memorial for an evaluation, according to Fire Media.
According to unconfirmed dispatch reports, this time he will also be arrested.
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