Portlandia is Real: Naked Woman Climbs Downtown Portland Flagpole

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Police say they’ve sent a 34-year-old woman to the hospital for a mental evaluation after she made a naked flagpole climb on the roof of a downtown Portland office building.

Police said she stripped about midnight Wednesday, hauled down the flag and then wrapped herself in it, brandishing a lighter and fire extinguisher.

“Arson investigators said they didn’t know whether she was linked to a rooftop fire at the nearby 15-story Yeon Building that broke out about the same time.”

Then, officers said, she began throwing construction glue from the building, listed as having 12 floors. Several vehicles were damaged.

Officers say she appeared to be in a mental health crisis and may have been taking stimulant drugs.
Arson investigators said they didn’t know whether she was linked to a rooftop fire at the nearby 15-story Yeon Building that broke out about the same time.

Firefighters contained the fire in about 20 minutes.

 Associated press – KOMO News Photo – KATU.com


4 Comments on “Portlandia is Real: Naked Woman Climbs Downtown Portland Flagpole”

  1. Bill Hayes says:

    And we get to see a picture of the fire?


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