Viterbo Crane Climber Faces Charges

Jack Litsheim sat at the bar talking about it all night. La Crosse police say the 52 year-old told his buddy at their watering hole on Jackson street last night that he was going to climb the big crane across the street at a Viterbo construction site. Told the bartender the same thing. So, after sitting at the bar talking about it for six hours, Litsheim walked across Jackson, crawled under a construction trailer and climbed the 400 foot crane. Eventually made it to the top and turned off the aircraft warning light. Although a cop eventually convinced him to turn it back on. Streets were blocked, emergency crews were standing by. Finally a crane operator lowered Litsheim to the ground. He faces a couple minor charges for the climb.

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