SFPD: 2 detained after parachuting off Hilton Hotel in San Francisco

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San Francisco police have detained two people after police say they parachuted off the top of the Hilton. (KGO-TV)

Three people parachuted off the top of a Hilton Hotel in San Francisco overnight, police said. They landed safely, but now two of were detained by police. Police said the jumpers landed in the 300 block of Ellis Street, which runs on the other side of the hotel.

Officers said the people involved triggered a security alarm on the roof. Security officers said they saw two men and a woman on surveillance video; police are still searching for the woman.


Officers said the two men are in their mid 20s and one has a local address, the other has an out of state address. Investigators said they couldn't find a law they broke for BASE jumping; they are charging them with trespassing and conspiracy.


One of the detained men was released after being at the jail for 9 hours. He did not want to be identified and said an interview with the media would put him at risk. He says he does not agree with what police are accusing him of. When asked why he was shying away from attention after pulling off such a public stunt, he said if he had wanted attention, he would not have done it at 1 a.m.
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