Man chains himself to crane in Miami, rescue crews bring him down

American flag was hanging from crane where man was sitting


MIAMI – City of Miami police and fire rescue were able to convince a man who had chained himself to a crane to come down safely.

Diego Manuel Tintorero, 60, was hanging an American flag from the crane at the site at 729 Northwest 2nd Street.

After about 45 minutes, authorities made contact with the Tintorero and safely brought him down. Tintotero claimed he scaled the crane for political reasons

Tintorero was charged with one count of trespassing.