More from News 12's exclusive interview with the TZB protester
In part two of News 12's exclusive interview, Tappan Zee Bridge protester Michael Davitt says he needs to set the record straight about what drove him to take such drastic actions on the Tappan Zee Bridge Monday.
Davitt insists he is not crazy, but just a man who was desperate to get help in his fight against the Rockland County government. He insists he was wrongly fired him from his job as a mental health counselor several years ago.
Davitt says he knew by going to the bridge and dangling there for hours, he would finally get someone to notice him, even if he was putting his life in danger.
When asked if his stunt was worth it, Davitt said, "I don't know yet. I am glad to be alive."
Davitt says what he really needs now is a lawyer to help him fight the county to get his job back. In the meantime, he has other legal issues to deal with, such as facing several misdemeanor charges including trespassing, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.
For an extended interview with Michael Davitt, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.
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