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Old 18.05.2011, 14:11
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

...apparently, the police tried to wear him down, starve him out.

(IMO, this incident would have taken a trained police force 30min tops and he would have been down.)
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Old 18.05.2011, 14:16
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...apparently, the police tried to wear him down, starve him out.

(IMO, this incident would have taken a trained police force 30min tops and he would have been down.)
Ehh lost_inbrod WB How did you got along with the other inmate ?
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Old 18.05.2011, 15:40
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Ehh lost_inbrod WB How did you got along with the other inmate ?

They both failed miserably of course
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Old 18.05.2011, 17:19
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...apparently, the police tried to wear him down, starve him out.

(IMO, this incident would have taken a trained police force 30min tops and he would have been down.)
Indeed, they kept him up there long enough.

He knew damn well if he was going to sleep a bit, they would collect him there and then.

Didn't they have the big woopie cushions on the ground, so if he jumped while police was going up, he would land "soft " and could be arrested?
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Old 18.05.2011, 17:20
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Indeed, they kept him up there long enough.

He knew damn well if he was going to sleep a bit, they would collect him there and then.

Didn't they have the big woopie cushions on the ground, so if he jumped while police was going up, he would land "soft " and could be arrested?
Yes, they did..but apparently, he asked for the cushions to be removed.
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Old 18.05.2011, 17:25
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Yes, they did..but apparently, he asked for the cushions to be removed.
Why.. he didn't want to harm himself, just go up the roof and fling stuff down? could have done that without causing all the havoc also.

Poor Mimi got confused by his actions..

Does he get the bill for the cost of that operation ?
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Old 18.05.2011, 17:30
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Poor Mimi got confused by his actions..
It's nothing that a couple of G&Ts can't cure.

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Does he get the bill for the cost of that operation ?
Could get expensive. G&T doesn't come cheap here.
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Old 18.05.2011, 18:13
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It's nothing that a couple of G&Ts can't cure.



Could get expensive. G&T doesn't come cheap here.

Given that he's in psychiatric treatment - and has been before - I doubt there's much to collect from him.
Police and other organizations involved will have to file it under "extended training..."
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Old 18.05.2011, 18:26
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

They were trying to prod him with brooms yesterday evening to get him to come down, through the holes in the roof they'd put in to talk to him.

It was a really steep sloping roof, and he was mainly perched on the chimeypot, so i'm guessing that's why they couldn't just grab him/stun him/tranquilise him... though I was sort of wishing it by the end of the second day!
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Old 19.05.2011, 08:35
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Poor Mimi got confused by his actions..
It doesn't take much.
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Old 19.05.2011, 08:40
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They were trying to prod him with brooms yesterday evening to get him to come down, through the holes in the roof they'd put in to talk to him.
Now that is something I'd have liked to have seen



Are you sure they were brooms and not Swiffers?
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Old 19.05.2011, 10:51
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

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...apparently, the police tried to wear him down, starve him out.

(IMO, this incident would have taken a trained police force 30min tops and he would have been down.)
Humpf! Would have taken me all of two seconds using a shotgun loaded with rock-salt and peppercorns
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Humpf! Would have taken me all of two seconds using a shotgun loaded with rock-salt and peppercorns
...exactly. I would have ignored his "request" of removing the cushions...loaded some rubber bullets and dealt with fiddler on the roof.
-They rerouted 2 tram lines
- Drove around a night so he wouldn't fall asleep
- Shut down the neighborhood
- Apparently, there was a force of 60 police officers and firemen involved at all times.

...and the best idea they could come up with, was to starve him out and get him down with broom sticks?!
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Humpf! Would have taken me all of two seconds using a shotgun loaded with rock-salt and peppercorns
At least he would be well seasoned.
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

Our neighbour and friend, who happens to be a policeman, said they were praying for rain. The good weather is apparently creating a lot of work for them.
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

should have sprayed him with water from the fire truck, he will soon be down.
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