WATCH: Crazy NY BASE jump leads to arrest

2014-03-26 11:07
A screenshot of the NYC Freedom Tower (redubbed One World Trade Centre) Base Jump.

A screenshot of the NYC Freedom Tower (redubbed One World Trade Centre) Base Jump. (YouTube)

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New York – Four adrenaline junkies who performed a hair-raising BASE jump from the top of New York’s 546-metre-tall One World Trade Centre in September last year, are facing hefty fines after posting a video of their crazy feat on YouTube earlier this week.  

The video, released on YouTube Monday, shows one of the men performing the terrifying jump, which ends up with a safe landing in the middle of the street.  

Watch the video here.

Mashable reports that while they pulled the crazy stunt off just fine, it still landed them in hot water with the authorities.  

Apparently a security guard at a nearby building saw them and called the police, which was ultimately able to identify one of the men in January, discovering videotapes on which the stunt was filmed at his home.

The four men finally turned themselves in on Monday afternoon, but claimed that they were ultimately trying to expose the low security at one of the Big Apple’s most iconic buildings, which also happens to be a number one terror target.  

Andrew Rossig, one of the parachutists, said that security was practically non-existent and that they entered the building without being stopped or questioned.  

New York Daily Newsreports that the Manhattan district attorney’s office plans to charge Rossig and his three partners in crime - James Brady, Kyle Hartwell and Marco Markovich — with burglary, the source said. 
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