‘Balloon man’ arrested for ‘mischief’

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Booria, 26, said he devised the plan about two months ago

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Toronto: Daniel Booria, the Canadian man who parachuted from a flying lawn chair powered by helium balloons, was arrested for ‘mischief causing danger to life’. Booria says he was trying to get attention for his cleaning business. He tied more than 100 helium balloons to a lawn chair and soared through the sky over Calgary, Canada.

Booria, 26, said he devised the plan about two months ago. Originally, he was hoping to pay a plane or helicopter service to fly him over the crowds at the Calgary Stampede. But Boria said he had to take matters into his own hands after the services rejected his request, reported the CNN.

He was blown off course and jumped on a field nearly 2 km west of his intended destination where he was met by police and arrested. Though his act landed him in jail, Booria was quoted as saying by Calgary Sun newspaper, “It was the most fun thing I’ve ever done.”

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