Canadian Tourist Arrested in Manhattan Bridge Climbing Attempt

Posted on: April 16th, 2019 at 5:06 am by

Chalk this one up to extreme vacationing.

The Daily News reports that a Canadian tourist is currently in police custody for attempting to scale the Manhattan Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Drew Harrison, 24, decided to have a go at climbing the tower closest to the Brooklyn side of the bridge, right around 5pm. Traffic was at a temporary standstill, and police put the kibosh on the whole stunt pretty quick. No mention of why Harrison’s spider-sense failed to detect authorities upon his ascent.

The irony, of course, is that Harrison could have used some of that bail money to buy a $36 ticket up to the Empire State Building observatory.

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