A man who spent 25 hours high atop a sequoia tree in downtown Seattle in March has been found incompetent to stand trial on a malicious mischief charge.
Cody Lee Miller has been held on $50,000 bail since he climbed the tree March 22 and ignored police efforts to coax him down, throwing branches and apples at responders, before climbing down.
KOMO-TV reports (http://goo.gl/o6F5LT ) Miller will be sent to the Western State Hospital in Lakewood for a 45-day evaluation with another competency hearing set for July 11.
The drama sparked intense interest on social media, with new Twitter accounts and the hashtag (hash)ManInTree trending.
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Miller’s mother, Lisa Gossett of Wasilla, Alaska, said previously the family has tried to get him help for mental illness but was told there was nothing anyone could do unless he posed a danger to himself or others.