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Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

Anybody know what's going on?
He's angry and upset, but I can't understand what he's saying.
He's got lots of water bottles with him, which is hopefully a good sign that he's not going to jump
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Old 16.05.2011, 19:39
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What about the bedpan ??
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Old 16.05.2011, 20:45
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"Angry man on roof in Basel angry at ranking #1 when googled"
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Anybody know what's going on?
He's angry and upset, but I can't understand what he's saying.
He's got lots of water bottles with him, which is hopefully a good sign that he's not going to jump
Stag night prank gone wrong?
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Old 16.05.2011, 20:51
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

How the hell would we know?
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Old 16.05.2011, 21:16
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

My Uncle Bertrand just called to tell me he's miffed that Orthon didn't come to collect him as promised, and that he's going to stay up there until he receives a sign (an interplanetary SMS, presumably) from his Venusian friends.

So that's that mystery solved.
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Old 16.05.2011, 21:42
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

Here's a link to the story (in German) in 20 Minuten:

http://www.20min.ch/news/basel/story...t-auf-21577251

In summary, I think they're saying they're not sure what's prompted him to go on the roof and throw things, but he has a history of psychiatric care and had been recently shouting at his girlfriend at night (relationship problems?). But my German is only okay, so I may have missed something.

I was waiting at Tellplatz trying to get home to the Bruderholz and saw the police tape, crowd, fire engine - the fact it was *such an unusual sight reminded me I don't live in Reading anymore
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Old 16.05.2011, 22:00
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Here's a link to the story (in German) in 20 Minuten:

http://www.20min.ch/news/basel/story...t-auf-21577251

In summary, I think they're saying they're not sure what's prompted him to go on the roof and throw things, but he has a history of psychiatric care and had been recently shouting at his girlfriend at night (relationship problems?). But my German is only okay, so I may have missed something.

I was waiting at Tellplatz trying to get home to the Bruderholz and saw the police tape, crowd, fire engine - the fact it was *such an unusual sight reminded me I don't live in Reading anymore
Well at least he hasn't beheaded anyone yet.
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Old 16.05.2011, 23:33
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the fact it was *such an unusual sight reminded me I don't live in Reading anymore
Ahhh, Reading. When I'm feeling home sick, this brings me to my senses :
http://www.getreading.co.uk/
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Old 17.05.2011, 02:25
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

I have bookmarked this story,when someone in EF tells us Switzerland is boring.I will try to dig it up, if I can remember
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Old 17.05.2011, 08:49
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

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Here's a link to the story (in German) in 20 Minuten:

http://www.20min.ch/news/basel/story...t-auf-21577251

In summary, I think they're saying they're not sure what's prompted him to go on the roof and throw things, but he has a history of psychiatric care and had been recently shouting at his girlfriend at night (relationship problems?). But my German is only okay, so I may have missed something.

I was waiting at Tellplatz trying to get home to the Bruderholz and saw the police tape, crowd, fire engine - the fact it was *such an unusual sight reminded me I don't live in Reading anymore
naaaahhh....it is just a regular Swiss guy who has reached his limit of bitterness and anger...look around...they are all over....he just couldn't handle it anymore
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Old 18.05.2011, 11:30
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

Any new news on this guy? I think he was still up there this morning!
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Old 18.05.2011, 11:55
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

Last night as I was walking home at about 3am I saw the police being active around Tellplatz. No idea what they were trying to do though.

When I lose my marbles I want to go out just like this guy - throwing everything possible off of a roof. They send water bottles and ciggies up - he threw them right down again. He threw his shoes down. Roof tiles, whatever, anything he could find he threw down.

Ask any two-year old; there is a primitive pleasure in throwing things to the ground.
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Old 18.05.2011, 11:57
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

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Ask any two-year old; there is a primitive pleasure in throwing things to the ground.
Aye. It's called a tantrum... not pleasant in 2-year olds and never in adults.

Why this needs to be dragged out I don't know. Tear gas the guy or stun him. Heck, why don't they put a sleeping pill or two the water they are giving him. If he falls, so be it, this is just ludicrous.
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

He's been taken down by the police:
http://www.20min.ch/news/basel/story...-Dach-13766212
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

Pfft. He wasn't even wearing a batman suit.
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

he gave up=climbed down, i heard...
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Old 18.05.2011, 12:34
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

I am so dumb sometimes...I have just realised that this is why the tram line 15 has been affected the past few days. Duh!

My plan would have been to close the area off and leave the fool alone. Best way of dealing with a tantrum in my experience. that or threaten him with bed....
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I have bookmarked this story,when someone in EF tells us Switzerland is boring.I will try to dig it up, if I can remember
If this is what classfies Switzerland as 'not boring', then I have some bad news for you....
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Re: Angry man on the roof in Gundeli, Basel

[QUOTE=mimi1981;1200357]I am so dumb sometimes...I have just realised that this is why the tram line 15 has been affected the past few days. Duh!

My plan would have been to close the area off and leave the fool alone. Best way of dealing with a tantrum in my experience. that or threaten him with bed....[/QUOTE]
My guess is thats where he is now
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If this is what classfies Switzerland as 'not boring', then I have some bad news for you....
Let me have it,but the good news first
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