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Flying Chair With Balloons: Man Acts Out Real-Life 'Up,' Gets Arrested

By    |   Tuesday, 07 Jul 2015 10:51 AM

Canadian Daniel Boria, also known as "balloon man," was arrested on Sunday after he attached more than 100 balloons to a lawn chair and took flight over Calgary.

"At one point I was looking up at the balloons, they were popping, the chair was shaking and I was looking down at my feet dangling through the clouds at a 747 flight taking off and a few landing," Boria told CBC News.

 


"It was incredible. It was the most surreal experience you can ever imagine. I was just by myself on a $20 lawn chair up in the sky above the clouds."

The 26-year-old skydiving enthusiast said he'd planned to parachute into the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo as part of a marketing plan for his cleaning business, but he missed the grounds, landing instead in an industrial field.

"You can spend the same marketing dollars on a billboard or a commercial or you can fly a balloon up in the air and jump out. It just seems like more fun, right?" said Boria.

Calgary Police Acting Inspector Kyle Grant said, "At this point, we have no reports of anybody finding anything or anybody being injured, but it’s a big concern for us, and I don’t think it’s something he took into account."

After his arrest, Boria was charged with one count of mischief causing danger to life.

The stunt, which required an oxygen tank and a large volume of expensive helium, cost Boria more than $10,000, he reported.




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Canadian Daniel Boria, also known as "balloon man," was arrested on Sunday after he attached more than 100 balloons to a lawn chair and took flight over Calgary.
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