Two suspects, a 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, were arrested Tuesday night after parachuting off the Union Square Hilton at 333 Ellis in San Francisco. Another suspect, a female, managed to evade capture after landing on the ground. She is currently on the lam.
According to SFist, “[P]olice officers witnessed several individuals landing parachutes at on the 300 block of Jones Street at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, after they jumped from the roof of a building with in close proximity to where the officers observed them landing."
The reason police officers showed up to the scene so quickly was because the jumpers brilliantly chose a landing spot a block away from very active Tenderloin Police Station.
While there is no law prohibiting people from parachuting in San Francisco, the dynamic duo was arrested on the technicality of trespassing in a restricted area of the hotel.
The names of the soaring suspects have yet to be released. However, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, the two are San Francisco residents.
Base Jumpers arrested after late night leap from roof of the #SanFrancisco Hilton. https://t.co/tvUS8kRPM3 pic.twitter.com/5HF5l9Ltsv— KPIX 5 (@CBSSF) March 1, 2017
Here’s video of the two being arrested.
The Union Square Brutalist hotel features two stories—the first one, 46-stories tall, was completed in 1971, with the second smaller tower, boasting 23 floors, completed in 1987.