2 charged with trespassing after climbing Rock Hill water tower

05/29/2014 11:18 AM

05/29/2014 12:33 PM

Two men were charged with trespassing early Thursday morning after police say they jumped a barbed-wire fence and climbed to the top of a Rock Hill water tower to “see the views.”

Police went to Highland Park on North Jones Avenue at about 1 a.m. after receiving calls that two men were at the top of the water tower, according to a Rock Hill police report. Officers used their in-car P.A. system to order the men to come down from the tower.

Rock Hill firefighters responded to help get the two men down.

A woman, 19, told police that her boyfriend and another friend had climbed to the top of the tower to “see the views,” the report states.

Both men, 20 and 21, began climbing down the ladder before firefighters arrived on scene. They jumped across the barbed-wire fence and were arrested, charged with trespassing.

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