Climber ordered to stay away from TV tower

Posted on July 22nd, 2010 by Editor


The man who scaled the KIRO 7 TV tower on Queen Anne last week has been ordered to stay away from that tower for at least two years.  Joseph Anthony Pidgeon was released from jail yesterday.

The City Attorney’s office tells us Pidgeon pleaded guilty to second degree Criminal Trespass.  He received a sentence of 90 days in jail, of which 80 days were suspended.  A $1000 fine was also suspended.


  • QARunner

    So it’s OK for him to climb other TV towers but not this one?

  • QARunner

    So it’s OK for him to climb other TV towers but not this one?

  • name

    He did 10 days in jail (and we paid) because he climbed an eyesore-of-a-tower? Didin’t injure himself or anyone else and only created a scene because of nosey QA housewives?

    What a rip off. I want my tax dollars back.

  • name

    He did 10 days in jail (and we paid) because he climbed an eyesore-of-a-tower? Didin’t injure himself or anyone else and only created a scene because of nosey QA housewives?

    What a rip off. I want my tax dollars back.

  • Who R We

    We wonder why our legal system is overwhelmed and we can’t afford to house all the inmates. I say let him climb. What happened to personal responsiblity? This is like the god**mn seatbelt law…

  • Who R We

    We wonder why our legal system is overwhelmed and we can’t afford to house all the inmates. I say let him climb. What happened to personal responsiblity? This is like the god**mn seatbelt law…