Christopher Angelo, of Lavallette, New Jersey, went onto the ice Thursday with a hatchet, saying he wanted to transform the natural phenomenon into a spinning work of art. But he was unable to get the disk spinning — and his peace sign came up short, too.
The massive disk appeared earlier this month in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine, mesmerizing onlookers as its spun slowly before coming to a stop Jan. 22.
Stories, photos and videos have been shared widely.
Police declined to intervene last Thursday, saying it wasn't a crime to hack at river ice.
The Portland Press Herald reported Angelo has a history of staging public stunts.