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There are some people who can do shit that you will never ever do. Like these two Russian guys who climbed to the top of a 2,073ft tower in Shanghai without ropes or safety equipment. Or Mustang Wanted, who hangs off bridges with one arm and sends text messages while he does it.
In September 2013, three men – Andrew Rossig, James Brady and Marco Markovich, jumped from the newly built, 104-storey One World Trade Center in New York and parachuted to the ground, landing in the middle of the road and fortunately avoiding a collision with any passing cars.
The base jumpers turned themselves in to police yesterday after four months of being tracked by the cops. Andrew Rossig told the New York Times, "We just kind of walked in," he said before going with his lawyer to the First Precinct station house in Lower Manhattan. "It’s supposed to be the most secure building in the world. God forbid it was somebody else getting in there with a real intention to harm New Yorkers."
The men, two of whom were stopped trying to jump off a building in 2012, were charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree reckless endangerment, and jumping from a structure. They were released Monday night on $3,500 bail. Watch the video of the men gliding through New York's night air below. Action starts at the 2:30 mark.
There have been a number of security breaches at Freedom Tower, the new World Trade Center that was finished in May 2013. Last week, a 16-year old called Justin Casquejo broke in through a gap in the fence, snuck past a sleeping security guard, rode an elevator to the 88th floor and took this picture (he's very sorry about it, though):
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