Ohio man gets probation for parachuting off tower
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 15 July 2013 08:14

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An man who parachuted off a broadcast tower on the Ohio State University campus has been sentenced to one year probation.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that 22-year-old James Allen Hare pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of trespassing.

Franklin County Municipal Judge Carrie Glaeden found Hare guilty of jumping off the 893-foot tower on May 10. Police arrested Hare after he landed in a nearby cornfield.

Columbus does not have a law banning people from parachuting off tall structures. Still, individuals can be accused of trespassing.

The newspaper reports the tower does not have a ladder and is fenced.

Ohio State police have said it's the first time they've known about anyone jumping from the tower on the western edge of the campus.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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