Man who climbed utility pole on Maui arrested for disorderly conduct

Man who climbed utility pole on Maui arrested for disorderly conduct
A man was seen standing on top of a power pole on Maui on Tuesday morning. (Source: Nicholas Kaio)

MAKAWAO, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police arrested a 33-year-old man on Tuesday after officers found him standing on top of a utility pole in Makawao.

It happened on Makawao Avenue around 6:45 a.m.

When police arrived on scene, they found the man, identified as Tyler Stout, on the pole, appearing to be upset. Officers said he was yelling about topics like the airport being closed and legal injustice.

The incident prompted police to close off the road for several hours. Maui Electric also had to shut down power as negotiators tried to talk him down.

He was brought down to safety around 8:30 a.m.

Police later arrested Stout for disorderly conduct and rules and orders. His bail was set at $3,000.

No injuries were reported.

This story will be updated.

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