Miller climbed to the top of the conifer on Tuesday and stayed for about 25 hours, ignoring police efforts to coax him down much of the time. He threw apples and branches at responders. The drama sparked intense interest online, with new Twitter accounts and the hashtag #ManInTree trending on Twitter and Facebook.
A probable-cause statement from the police made public Thursday says an urban forester with the city's Transportation Department pegged damage to the tree at about $7,800.
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