A Canadian man landed himself in some legal trouble after taking a flight in his lawn chair for a promotional stunt that could’ve gone very wrong.
Daniel Boria, resident of Calgary, tethered a large number of helium balloons to his lawn chair and took flight into the skies for a stunt aimed at publicizing a cleaning products company.
However, his flight didn’t go quite as planned.
Unable to maneuver the makeshift cockpit, Boria had to jump down shortly after he took off. Even though he had a parachute on his back, his sudden landing injured both his ankles.
“He had no control device on the balloons and was really just traveling by the grace of the wind,” Derek Mojaher, Boria's business partner, told ABC News. “It was a little too windy and he went a little too high and the stunt wasn't responsible.”
The police took the 26-year-old into custody shortly after he landed, charging him with one count of mischief causing danger to life and one count of mischief to property.
Boria was released shortly, but he claims he had the time of his life while performing the potentially deadly stunt.
“At one point I was looking up at the balloons, they were popping, the chair was shaking and I was looking down at my feet dangling through the clouds at a 747 flight taking off and a few landing,” he explained. “It was incredible. It was the most surreal experience you can ever imagine. I was just by myself on a $20 lawn chair up in the sky above the clouds.”
The stunt was months in the making and cost $12,000 for the helium alone, so one could only assume all the work and thought that went into this Danny Deckchair-inspired act.
Check out the video posted above to watch the incredible stunt.
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