I just had to bring this to everyone’s attention. Professional stunt jumper, Jeb Corliss, was thwarted from leaping off the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building. He is suing the famous New York landmark, claiming its employees endangered his life. (Read the story).

But its not the fact that he is suing the Empire State Building that has me interested in this story. It’s the fact that the judge threw the criminal case out. According to this MSN article, “[he] has jumped from the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia”, and that in this particular instance he was arrested and charged by New York prosecutors with reckless endangerment — a felony. But, it turned out, there is no law in New York that makes it illegal to jump from buildings. In January 2007, a city judge ruled that Corliss had not acted recklessly and had broken no laws.

Too funny! If he broke no laws, why was security keeping him from his jump? This will be interesting to follow…

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