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Police: Man Rescued From ‘Frog Bridge’ Statue

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WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) – Authorities say a drunken Connecticut man had to be rescued after climbing onto a 35-foot high frog sculpture on an iconic bridge.

Willimantic police said Christopher Gallo was pulled off the giant frog’s legs early Friday while officers shut down northbound and southbound lanes a Willimantic bridge for around 30 minutes.

Police said the 25-year-old Gallo admitted that the stunt as a joke and was laughing as he was rescued with the help of the Willimantic Fire Department’s ladder truck.

The Willimantic resident was charged with breach of peace and ordered to appear in Connecticut Superior Court in Danielson July 18.

It was unclear if he had hired an attorney.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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