UNDATED (CNN) -- It's a roller coaster that neither rolls nor coasts anymore, not since it was relocated into the ocean by Superstorm Sandy. But that didn't stop a New Jersey man from going for a climb.
He's a surfer and a climber, and above the surf he climbed to place a flag on the top of this roller coaster partly submerged by superstorm sandy.
Chris Angulo, 38, took photos of himself and the flag then sent them to news 12 NJ. He called in to a local radio station's magic morning show. He says, "Today I decided to come up here and put a flag up. It looks so bare without a flag so..."
Angulo paddled out in a canoe. soon helicopters hovered and police boats approached. He says, "I have no weapons or nothing like that if the police are gonna get involved."
The star jet roller coaster became a star, a monument to the destruction of the storm. It was visited by everyone from the vice president to New Jersey's governor. President Obama flew over it. And now this. Chief Thomas Byrd says, "Angulo planned to stay on top of the coaster for a couple of days. He'd packed food, clothing, a wet suit, even a sleeping bag."
He had a little camera on his helmet. Officers tried to coax him down over his cell phone, according to the police chief of Seaside Heights. Byrd says, "I don't think the kid's got a bad bone in his body. I just think he's a little misplaced."
Angulo called the surf here his backyard. his mom said he was motivated by, "A love for something gone and lost, I guess. And he's been displaced, as many others are, and living hand to mouth."
Within an hour or so, police coaxed him down. He was handcuffed and charged with disorderly conduct.
As they walked him ashore, his helmet with the camera got dunked. And when officers first tried to drive him away, the SUV kept getting stuck so they had to transfer Angulo to another vehicle.
As for the roller coaster itself, Byrd says, "As soon as the insurance company can drag it out of the water, we're gonna get it out of there."
Police got Angulo to a psychiatric exam. A roller coaster that lately has had more downs than ups.