Daredevil jumpers caught
The above video shows a parachute base jump from the World Trade Center's Freedom Tower that happened in September 2013 by Andrew Rossig, 33, James Brady, 32, and Marco Markovich, 27. A fourth man, Kyle Hartwell, 29, served as their spotter on the ground.
The three men climbed the 1,776 foot tower on Sept. 30.
BASE (standing for building, antennas, spans and earth) jumpers around the globe have increasingly engaged in this death-defying game, including releasing videos of themselves scaling the world’s tallest buildings.
“We just kind of walked in,” Andrew Rossig, 33, told the New York Times.
“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.”
Lawyers for the four have been negotiating with prosecutors.
"No one was harmed except for the Port Authority, whose lack of security was exposed," said Timothy Parlatore, Rossig's attorney.
"The proper resolution is not to punish these young men, but to close security to prevent it from happening again.”
All four have been charged by New York police with burglary, reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure, the New York Daily News reports.
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