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April 29, 2009 permalink
Batwoman climbed a water tower in Cookstown Ontario to draw attention to Parental Alienation Awareness Day.
Protestor busted for climbing water tower
A caped crusader atop the water tower at the Cookstown Outlet Mall kept area police and fire departments busy Saturday morning.
South Simcoe Police, Innisfil and Bradford West Gwillimbury firefighters and county paramedics were called to the scene, where a 49-year-old Alliston woman, dressed in a Bat Woman costume, had climbed the tower and was threatening to jump.
The area was closed to traffic and the public while the matter was investigated for about an hour.
The woman was pulling a publicity stunt to create awareness for parental alienation awareness day, and had hung a large banner over the tower railing.
Emergency crews realized she had secured herself on the platform with fall protection equipment and was not suicidal.
She was eventually convinced to come down with the assistance of a firefighter and a large ladder truck.
No injuries were sustained during the incident.
She was charged with mischief and released on a promise to appear in court on May 28 and several bail conditions.
Source: Barrie Examiner