Court bars stunt jumper from Empire State Building
The TV daredevil who tried to parachute off the Empire State Building has been permanently banned from the New York City landmark.
New York: The TV daredevil who tried to
parachute off the Empire State Building has been permanently
banned from the New York City landmark.
A Manhattan court ordered Jeb Corliss to stay away from
the skyscraper. The ban was part of a ruling last week in a
lawsuit filed by the building`s management.
Corliss` lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, says the stunt jumper
had already promised to avoid the building unless invited
back. An Empire State Building spokeswoman didn`t immediately
return a call for comment yesterday evening.
Corliss was the host of a Discovery Channel programme
called "Stunt Junkies" when he tried to parachute from the
86th-floor observation deck of the 102-story landmark in April
2006. Security guards stopped him.
The California parachutist was later convicted of a
misdemeanour charge of reckless endangerment.