The world never got to see any of the photos a New Jersey 16-year-old took when he spent two hours at the top of 1 World Trade Center before getting caught last week, but this insane video makes up for it.
Three daredevils parachuted off the tower on Sept. 30 and captured the jump on a helmet camera, the New York Daily News reported. The men turned themselves in to authorities on Monday.
Police told the Daily News that former WTC ironworker James Brady, 32, Andrew Rossig, 33, Marco Markovich, 27, and lookout Kyle Hartwell, 29, were charged with burglary, reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure before being released on $3,500 bail.
Rossig told the Daily News that the skydivers accessed Ground Zero by slipping through a hole in the fence and then “just kind of walked in.” The New Jersey teen similarly made his way into the tower without encountering much security.
If the helmet camera footage Brady filmed pulls in any money, Rossig’s attorney told the newspaper, the skydivers plan to donate the proceeds to a charity for families of 9/11 victims.
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