Right when we started to think the oak grove tree-sitters would be up there forever, one of the sitters’ addictions got the best of him. Thanks in part due to the lack of supplies being transported into the tree-sitters’ humble oak space, two squatters decided to come down on Wednesday.

One of the fallen treewoks is named Bradley Costello, who goes by Squirtle. He needed a cigarette–which he received upon his descent, along with some food. The other former tree-sitter, Matthew Marks, simply wanted to deliver stuff to tree-sit supporters.

Both were “arrested for trespassing and for violating a judge’s court order that makes it illegal to be in the trees,” according to the San Jose Mercury News, and now reside in Berkeley City Jail.

Two down, seven to go.

Image Source: Shamim Pakzad, Daily Cal
Two more Berkeley tree sitters come down [Mercury News]

squirtle said:
Jul 16, 2008 at 11:17 pm

i bargained for my bags to go to our supporters
i asked if they would do me a favor and get me a cigarette
at first they said no and i said that it was no big deal
they gave me a cigarette anyway

get your facts straight

MrPeabody said:
Jul 21, 2008 at 10:49 am

Oh squirtle — after all the lies and distortions your people put out — after all the hypocrisy — you really think anyone believes or even cares what you say?

Your 15 minutes were up a long time ago little boy.