Published On: Sun, Aug 13th, 2017

Golden Gate Bridge Sues Daredevil Climbers


PHOTO: The Golden Gate Bridge is suing two males who climbed to the highest of the bridge. (photograph courtesy of Pixabay/Free-Photos)

In case your thought of “experiential journey” in San Francisco entails a fast climb to the highest of the Golden Gate Bridge, you may need to assume twice.

A daredevil duo, Peter Kurer, recognized to his social media fan base as “Peter Teatime” and his affiliate Thomas Rector, accomplished such a feat in April and at the moment are being sued by the Golden Gate Bridge District. Kurer, who’s 18, and Rector, 20, climbed to the highest of the 746-foot north tower by touring alongside suspension ropes and the primary cable. 

The duo who used no climbing gear however fairly simply their naked palms to finish the ascent, additionally carried out a variety of stunts on the prime, together with dangling unassisted from the facet of the bridge. They later posted a video of the climb to their social media channels.

The lawsuit, filed final week in Marin Superior Court docket, seems to ban the duo from utilizing the bridge for any purpose aside from touring between San Francisco and Marin County. It fees the 2 males with trespass, nuisance, unjust enrichment, unfair enterprise practices and unfair competitors, in accordance with the San Jose Mercury News and likewise seeks an unspecified quantity for authorized damages and court docket charges.

“‘Peter Teatime’ and his affiliate Rector senselessly put the lives of themselves and others in severe jeopardy to use the San Francisco Bay Space’s most iconic landmark for their very own publicity, broaden their very own Web and social media presence, and obtain fame and, relatedly, financial revenue,” wrote Kimon Manolius, a bridge district lawyer. ““In media interviews, Kurer has not solely candidly admitted to those crimes, however brags about his stunts, in addition to his experience in circumventing sensors, safety cameras, and security mechanisms.”

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Individually, the California Freeway Patrol (CHP) has additionally opened a prison investigation towards the duo. Climbing the Golden Gate Bridge is a misdemeanor and may carry fines of as much as $10,000 and as much as a 12 months in jail.


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