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.