Here’s Why a Man Climbed The Outside of Trump Tower

trump tower climber

Why on earth would a person scale the outside of Trump Tower in New York City?

The man who made the now-infamous attempt has been identified, arrested, and explained himself in a YouTube video.

Fox News reports:

Trending: Trump Event in Atlanta: ‘Black Economic Empowerment The Platinum Plan’

The man who used large suction cups to climb up the glass facade of Trump Tower in New York City was identified Thursday as 19-year-old Stephen Rogata from the Washington, D.C. suburb of Great Falls, Virginia, and was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing. The climber wore a backpack and used a harness and rope stirrups to fasten himself to the side of the 68-story Manhattan skyscraper on Wednesday. He climbed as high as the 21st floor before officers grabbed him. Rogata was undergoing psychiatric evaluation at Bellevue Hospital Thursday.

A day before the ascent, police said the climber posted a video on YouTube entitled, “Message to Mr. Trump (why I climbed your tower).” He posted the video under the name Leven Thumps, which is a character in a series of children’s fantasy novels by the writer Obert Skye.

“I am an independent researcher seeking a private audience with you to discuss an important matter. I guarantee that it’s in your interest to honor this request,” he said. “Believe me, if my purpose was not significant, I would not risk my life pursuing it. The reason I climbed your tower is to get your attention. If I had sought this via conventional means, I would be much less likely to have success because you are a busy man with many responsibilities.”

Clearly, this young man was not in his right mind.

You can watch his bizarre message to the GOP nominee on YouTube here: