Seattle tree-sitter booked into jail


A man who transfixed Seattle and the Internet by perching near the top of an 80-foot (24-meter) tree in the city for more than a day has been booked into jail for investigation of malicious mischief.

Seattle police on Thursday identified the man as 28-year-old Cody Lee Miller. He climbed near the top of the tree on Tuesday and stayed for about 25 hours, ignoring police efforts to coax him down.

He finally clambered down around midday Wednesday. Officials say he was taken to a hospital and received physical and mental evaluations.

He stripped branches off the tree and at times threw aples and branches toward officers.