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Garfield man who jumped from Fort Lee cliffs with dog claimed others drove him to it

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

UPDATE: Before jumping from the Palisades in Fort Lee Historic Park with his beloved Yorkshire Terrier in his arms, a troubled 34-year-old Garfield man took to Facebook, posting anguished thoughts and accusing others of “murdering” him.

“I am not homicidal nor am I suicidal. Those that read and think otherwise have not found [their] spiritual being,” Cross Yoler wrote on a second Facebook page. “You have lost your way while the Gods pray that you willingly cause more pain and suffering to those with disabilities. The devil loves you.

SEE: Garfield man who jumped from cliffs with dog wrote of chronic pain, mental issues

“They willingly [m]urdered me I never committed suicide,” he added. “How many Men before me, how many Men after me. With a big [expletive] Smile on your face you took everything away.

“Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Yoler also:

  • claimed that his parents threatened to obtain a restraining order against him after accusing him of taking a knife to his mother;
  • posted images from a thermographic exam while writing of chronic leg pain from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS);
  • shared a portion of a psychiatric evaluation that called him a danger to others and said he’d threatened to kill himself and the dog.

“here we go,” he wrote in a recent post. “Dad took off for a week, here starts the [expletive] abuse. if i die this week it will be because of the yoler family ……good bye world…..”

Yoler also accused judges of violating his rights during a divorce a few years back, courthouse sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

After setting his car on fire yesterday afternoon, Yoler threw his backpack off the cliffs, then followed with the Yorkie around 3 p.m., Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Chief Michael Coppola told CLIFFVIEW PILOT . READ MORE….

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