#OWS Shrieker is a Trust Fund Baby


Edward T. Hall III, the man now known for shrieking in an Occupy Wall Street video, is a trust fund baby with a record.

A Breitbart.tv investigation has uncovered that the man whose epic meltdown video at the “Occupy Wall Street” protests went viral is really Edward T. Hall III. Mr. Hall is a Columbia graduate student who has a trust fund set up by his grandfather. He recently made headlines for trying to board a flight at JFK airport by hopping the ticket counter and diving onto the baggage carousel.

He was charged with trespassing and is free on “conditional release.”

Hall says he jumped onto the baggage carousel for love.

Here’s video from Breitbart – the language hasn’t been edited so be prepared for a number of F bombs.

NewsBusters has the link to the NYT article. I guess the Times takes this guy seriously.

Mr. Hall said that he grew up in New Mexico and that both his parents were politically active lawyers who were thrilled that he was pursuing a socially conscious life and was involved in the Occupy Wall Street protest. Mr. Hall said he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and then transferred to Bard College in upstate New York because of its reputation as a socially conscious school.

He had been renting in Washington Heights for the past two years while attending doctoral classes at Columbia University as a nonmatriculated student. He said that he supported his modest lifestyle with savings from working as a teenager and that he also had “a small trust fund” from his grandfather that he had not drawn from yet. For the past four weeks, he has eaten free meals and has slept in the park.

Sounds like he’s had a pretty good life to me.

The Country Store has more.