Judge orders man to have no contact with tree after climbing on it and throwing apples at police


Cody Lee Miller 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man who was arrested on a charge of assault, was ordered to have no contact with a tree after being accused of climbing on it and throwing fruit at police officers who came to rescue him, police in Washington said.

Seattle police said that they have arrested 28-year-old Cody Lee Miller, after being accused of climbing on a tree and remaining there for 25 hours.

Miller has been charged with malicious mischief and assault.

He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $50,000. If he is released on bail, a judge ordered Miller to have no contact with the tree.

According to the police investigation, Miller climbed to the top of the 90-foot tree on Tuesday, and stayed there for about 25 hours, ignoring calls by the police to come down.

He threw apples and branches at first responders on the scene.

Miller caused about $8,000 in damage to the tree.