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McDonald's hamburgers lure naked man off downtown tower

Naked man atop radio tower

This post has been corrected. See note below.

Police were able to lure a naked man who spent hours atop a downtown radio tower with McDonald's hamburgers.

The man climbed to the top of the tower Wednesday night. At one point, police sources said, he asked for hamburgers from McDonald's. Officials complied, and he agreed to come down after eating his meal.

The 45-year-old Arizona resident was uninjured. It was unclear why he climbed the structure, which is part of a city personnel building just east of the downtown skyline.

He removed items of clothing after he began scaling the tower about 4 p.m.

"He started taking his clothes off as he climbed," Officer Karen Rayner told The Times.

[For the Record, 4:11 p.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said the tower was west of downtown.]

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-- Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez

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Photo: A naked man climbed atop a communications tower downtown Wednesday night. Credit: KTLA

 
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