Rogers, a high school dropout who attributes his skateboarding skills to God, was eventually grabbed by police officers and brought down from his precarious perch. "It obviously was not an everyday experience," the 24-year-old athlete said. "It was a very out-of-body experience. I've never had an experience like that."Skateboarder sorry for his mushroom-fueled naked rooftop incident [Daily Breeze]
Rogers pulled off his boxer shorts about 6:40 a.m. Monday and climbed onto the roof of the two-story house he shares with roommates on Havemeyer Lane and Goodman Avenue. "It was obviously something I shouldn't have done," Rogers said as he rolled a marijuana joint in his bedroom. "It was just something that happened."
Redondo Beach police Lt. Jim Acquarelli climbed about 20 to 30 feet to the roof, where he found Rogers yelling and screaming. Acquarelli said Rogers' roommates told him that he had ingested the hallucinogenic drug.
Rogers ran back and forth around the roof's perimeter, sitting down at the edge with his back to the street. "He would have fragmented, interrupted conversations with people that weren't there," Acquarelli said.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
It was the mushrooms! Or so says professional skateboarder Jereme "Dude, That's Awesome!" Rogers who now says that he's sorry for disturbing his Redondo Beach neighbors earlier this week when he "ate some `mushrooms' and bugged out," resulting in him preaching naked from his roof.