Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Malaysian man stranded for hours atop billboard

`A Malaysian man was left perched atop a seven-meter (23-foot) billboard for nearly seven hours after an accomplice who was helping him steal its spotlight fled the scene, reports said.

His partner in crime ran off — carrying both the light and the ladder — when police spotted the pair in a southern Kuala Lumpur suburb early Sunday, the Star daily reported.

But he refused to come down, swinging at would-be rescuers with a steel rod during nearly seven hours of negotiations with authorities.’

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