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SKY FALL! Man tumbles off Empire State Building
New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013 | JOSEPH STEPANSKY , JOE KEMP , BRYAN CALCANO AND DANIEL BEEKMAN

Posted on 04/25/2013 12:37:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway

After 'leaping' one story security talks man out of jumping a second time to avoid death plunge.

Two tourists were taking in the sights Wednesday night, when right before their eyes a man hovered between life and death on the 85th floor of the Empire State Building Argentinians Luis Ariel Jofre and Julieta Paola Barambones said they saw the man, who had apparently already fallen one floor off an observation deck, swing his legs into the air as if he meant to drop again.

Man is rushed from Empire State Building after tumbling one story, breaking his ankle and cutting his hand.

“He was in his own world, like he was lost,” a shocked Jofre, 29, said of the 11:45 p.m. incident. “He was calm looking down, like it was nothing, but it was 80 stories high.”

Authorities say the man will be facing a trespassing charge. Security guards talked the man off the ledge, said Jofre, who added, “We’re relieved that he didn’t die.”

Luis Ariel Jofre (left) and Julieta Paola Barambones of Argentina talk to the Daily News about witnessing a man on a ledge of the Empire State Building.

FDNY officials said the man — wearing a white shirt and black pants — was transported to Bellevue Hospital as an emotionally disturbed person.

A cop at the scene said the man suffered a broken ankle and cuts to his hands and faces a trespassing charge.

The officer also said it had not been determined whether the man’s fall from the 86th floor was intentional.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: babyfalldown; empirestatebuilding; newyorkcity; tourists

1 posted on 04/25/2013 12:37:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Reminds mo of a joke What did Geronimo say when he jumped out of an airplane? MEeeeeeeeeeeeeee


2 posted on 04/25/2013 12:41:01 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

What did Geronimo say when he jumped out of an airplane? MEeeeeeeeeeeeeee
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Now, my ‘warped’ sardonic sense of humor is amused by this.

Kind of like in one of the later Superman movies where Clark Kent was going crazy because all he could find were phone kiosks.


3 posted on 04/25/2013 12:45:34 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: al baby

My favorite joke that is related:

The Wisdom Of Emo Phillips

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said “Stop! don’t do it!” “Why shouldn’t I?” he said. I said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!” He said, “Like what?” I said, “Well...are you religious or atheist?” He said, “Religious.” I said, “Me too! Are you christian or buddhist?” He said, “Christian.” I said, “Me too! Are you catholic or protestant?” He said, “Protestant.” I said, “Me too! Are you episcopalian or baptist?” He said, “Baptist!” I said,”Wow! Me too! Are you baptist church of god or baptist church of the lord?” He said, “Baptist church of god!” I said, “Me too! Are you original baptist church of god, or are you reformed baptist church of god?” He said,”Reformed Baptist church of god!” I said, “Me too! Are you reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1879, or reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915?” He said, “Reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915!” I said, “Die, heretic scum”, and pushed him off. — Emo Phillips


4 posted on 04/25/2013 12:45:39 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: al baby

What did Geronimo say when he jumped out of an airplane? MEeeeeeeeeeeeeee
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Now, my ‘warped’ sardonic sense of humor is amused by this.

Kind of like in one of the later Superman movies where Clark Kent was going crazy because all he could find were phone kiosks.


5 posted on 04/25/2013 12:46:08 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: nickcarraway

Security guards talked the man off the ledge, said Jofre, who added, “We’re relieved that he didn’t die.”

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Forget that. What about being relieved he didn’t jump and LAND on some innocent people? I’d be annoyed if even I got splatter, much less a direct hit.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 12:49:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

I was up there many years ago and don’t remember how the observative deck was set up back then except I remember you couldn’t fall off for sure. Wonder how he did that without someone seeing the attempt as it surely would require climbing above covered areas. Strange.


7 posted on 04/25/2013 12:50:37 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: nickcarraway
FDNY officials said the man — wearing a white shirt and black pants
Gee, a fashion review, right in the middle of the story. What about his shoes?
Journalists. Hrrummmph ...
8 posted on 04/25/2013 12:51:38 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

I said, “Die, heretic scum”, and pushed him off. — Emo Phillips
= = = = = = = = = =
Two gentleman were walking down the street in Belfast Ireland and were accosted by a man with a gun.
What are you? and the two looked at each other and figured they would be 50% wrong if they answered Catholic or Orange so one of them blurted out “We are Jewish”
“YAHOO, I have to be the luckiest Arab in all of Northern Ireland”.


9 posted on 04/25/2013 12:52:01 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

A man fallos off the Empire State Building. Survives. A passerby approaches him lying on the sidewalk and asks: “— What happened?”

The man answers: “— I don’t know, I just got here.”


10 posted on 04/25/2013 12:52:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

A man falls off the Empire State Building. Survives. Somebody finds a blanket, covers him, while they wait for amber lamps. He asks him: “— Are you comfortable?”

The man answers: “— Yes, quite, I’ve got a good job, home in the suburbs, two car garage, a Lincoln Continental.”


11 posted on 04/25/2013 12:54:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

Okay...Okay Honey...I’ll eat the mushrooms.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 12:56:40 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway

I am going to check back on this thread in a few hours. I can see it’s off to an intriguing start.


13 posted on 04/25/2013 12:57:01 PM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Much better live;

http://www.emophilips.com/video/video/244


14 posted on 04/25/2013 12:57:29 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: nickcarraway
Wondering if King Kong climbed the Empire State Building today would they have to sent bi-curious planes to shoot him down?
15 posted on 04/25/2013 1:00:58 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: nickcarraway

             

16 posted on 04/25/2013 1:02:56 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: nickcarraway

The bad news:
He’s still suicidal, and he’s on top of a very tall landmark again.

The good news:
It’s the Giza Pyramid.

(This is gonna be almost like one of those Snickers commercials.)


17 posted on 04/25/2013 1:10:56 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: nickcarraway

Before you jump off the 87’th floor check to make sore floor 86 does not have a balcony.


18 posted on 04/25/2013 1:20:17 PM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: nickcarraway

...a crumbled up donkey found at the base of the Empire State building. Passerby noticed body underneath, they roll the carcass off and the guy underneath is wearing a T-shirt with Evil Garcia on it.


19 posted on 04/25/2013 1:24:28 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Love the story!


20 posted on 04/25/2013 2:17:59 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: al baby
Or when the optimist fell of the roof of an office building.

As he passed each floor the people inside could hear him say: “So far so good... so far so good...”

21 posted on 04/25/2013 2:20:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

That one is pretty good.


22 posted on 04/25/2013 2:28:40 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: BenLurkin

As dad always used to say, it’s not the fall that kills you, it’s the sudden stop.


23 posted on 04/25/2013 3:03:53 PM PDT by dmz
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To: nickcarraway

Now how in the world did he climb over the fence surrounding the observation platform to jump?

I’ve been there! It’s like an open top cage with a top section rounded back where you can’t scale it.


24 posted on 04/25/2013 3:15:31 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: nickcarraway

If you look closely, you can see the damage King Kong caused to the building.


25 posted on 04/25/2013 3:19:02 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: nickcarraway

If I was stuck in New York City jumping off the Empire State Building would no doubt seem reasonable.


26 posted on 04/25/2013 4:25:18 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: TalonDJ; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition
"Did anybody here find my Slinky?"


27 posted on 04/25/2013 4:29:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!

28 posted on 04/25/2013 4:35:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Marcella
I was up there many years ago and don’t remember how the observative deck was set up back then except I remember you couldn’t fall off for sure. Wonder how he did that without someone seeing the attempt as it surely would require climbing above covered areas. Strange.

Maybe a giant gorilla was chasing him and this distracted the other people? Just sayin'.

29 posted on 04/25/2013 6:28:43 PM PDT by calex59
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To: nickcarraway

Two men are sitting drinking at a bar at the top of the Empire State Building, when the first man turns to the other and says “You know, last week I discovered that if you jump from the top of this building, the winds around the building are so intense that by the time you fall to the 10th floor, they carry you around the building and back into a window.” The bartender just shakes his head in disapproval while wiping the bar.

The second guy says, “What, are you nuts? There’s no way that could happen.” “No, its true,” the first man says. “Let me prove it to you.” He gets up from the bar, jumps over the balcony, and plummets toward the street below. As he nears the 10th floor, the high winds whip him around the building and back into the 10th floor window and he takes the elevator back up to the bar.

He meets the second man, who looks quite astonished. “You know, I saw that with my own eyes, but that must have been a one time fluke.” “No, I’ll prove it again,” says the first man as he jumps again. Just as he is hurtling toward the street, the 10th floor wind gently carries him around the building and into the window. Once upstairs he urges his fellow drinker to try it.

“Well, why not.” the second guy says, “It works. I’ll try it.” He jumps over the balcony, plunges downward passes the 11th, 10th 9th, 8th, floors. . . . . and hits the sidewalk with a SPLAT.

Back upstairs the bartender turns to the other drinker and says, “You know Superman, you’re a real jerk when you’re drunk.”


30 posted on 04/25/2013 7:11:11 PM PDT by LRM
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To: LRM; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

An optimist falls off the top of the Empire State Building. As he passes the floors on the way down, people watching at the windows inside hear him repeat: “So far, so good! So far so good!”


31 posted on 04/25/2013 7:15:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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