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Parachuters jump from Chicago's Trump Tower, land safely but still in trouble, say police

Surveillance photos of the Trump Tower parachuters. CBS Chicago (Credit: Chicago Police)

Surveillance photos of the alleged Trump Tower parachuters in Chicago, during the night of Wednesday, June 19 to Thursday June 20, 2013.
Chicago Police Dept. via CBS Chicago
(CBS) CHICAGO - Three people broke onto the roof of Chicago's second tallest building, the Trump Tower, Wednesday night, and safely parachuted to the ground, reported CBS Chicago.

The station said that the suspects gained access to the roof by using a cutting tool around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning, and all three landed safely after taking the 1,170 foot leap.

After receiving multiple calls from bystanders, police arrived on the scene, but the base were gone, according to CBS Chicago.

If caught, the suspects would be charged with trespassing, said the station.

Trump Tower officials would not comment on the incident. However, elevator maintenance workers Mike Galizia and John Califf told CBS Chicago that they don't think they'd be brave enough to jump off of the building's roof.

"A lot safer inside," Califf said. "I wouldn't parachute out of anything."

In July of 2010, reported the station, three people parachuted off the same rooftop during a stunt for the movie Transformers 3.


  • Crimesider Staff

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