MIDTOWN, Manhattan -- The man who climbed Trump Tower on Wednesday remains in custody, but not in jail.
He's under police watch at Bellevue Hospital, where mental health professionals are monitoring him, while he's under arrest on at least one felony charge for his high-rise actions.
Stephen Rogata, 19, became known by a few different names on social media, including the Human Fly, and Steve From Virginia. He is indeed from northern Virginia, specifically the town of Great Falls, about 15 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
His family's home, one of seven valued at over a million dollars each on his quiet, suburban street, has been quiet since he left Wednesday for his stunt viewed around the world. His parents were reportedly away on a European vacation when he scaled Trump Tower, but they quickly returned, and are so far keeping their silence.
One of their neighbors, A.J. Steger, was not silent on Thursday. He expressed surprise that the teen who lives down the street would pull a criminally dangerous stunt like the one for which Rogata is now charged.
Then again, the teen from down the street spent almost his entire life under a different name. Rogata was born Michael Joseph Ryan. About two years ago he changed his name to Stephen Rogata, nicknamed Steve.
The latter name is the one he used in a YouTube video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEM6B9liViA he posted Tuesday to explain to Donald Trump why he'd be climbing the billionaire's tower.
"Hello, Mr. Trump, please excuse my manner of appearance," Rogata began, looking away from the camera lens. "I'm an independent researcher seeking a private audience with you to discuss an important matter," said the Trump supporter who'd worked on local northern Virginia Republican campaigns in the past.
For the trouble he's accused of causing on Wednesday, including the shutdown of Fifth Avenue and other parts of Midtown for four hours, he's been charged with criminal trespass and reckless endangerment. The latter charge is a felony, punishable by up to seven years in prison if convicted.