This jump took place on September 30, 2013 in early morning and was uploaded to YouTube yesterday, just when these young behind this stunt were arrested.
Three of the men climbed to the top of the 1,776-ft Freedom Tower in NYC at 3 am. on Sept. 30 and leapt off, while a fourth man kept watch below.
The video below shows one of the men performing the jump, safely landing in the middle of the street.
The stunt was both extremely dangerous and also illegal. After long negotiations with the prosecutors, the four Long Island men turned themselves in to the police on Monday afternoon, claiming they tried to expose the low security at the Freedom Tower.
33-year old Andrew Rossig, one of the parachutists, told New York Times, “the security was almost non-existent and they just walked into the building … It’s supposed to be the most secure building in the world. God forbid it was somebody else getting in there with a real intention to harm New Yorkers.”