A man in Canada has been arrested for causing “mischief” and endangerment to life, after he tied over 100 balloons filled with helium to a garden chair and flew over Calgary.
The man, identified as 26-year-old David Boria, said that he had intended on parachuting into a rodeo event – the Calgary Stampede – in hopes of promoting his cleaning-products company.
Local resident and graphic designer, Tom Warne, tweeted an image of the scene:
— Tom Warne (@tomwarne) July 6, 2015
In an interview with the Toronto Star, Mr. Boria described the incident: “I rose to a certain altitude and the winds got pretty intense. I was somersaulting out the chair and it felt like minus 30. I watched below as the stampede and my dream drifted away.”
The stunt used 120 over-sized party balloons and approximately £6,000 worth of helium – something even the Myth Busters couldn’t achieve in their balloon experiment.
Thankfully, Mr. Boria only suffered minor injuries to his ankle when landing, but authorities have yet to find the garden chair. Mr. Bordia has been arrested for his antics and is currently released on bail.