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Base Jumpers Ditch Bar Tab By Parachuting 55 Stories From Rialto Towers (VIDEO)

Posted: 03/16/2012 12:12 pm Updated: 03/17/2012 8:58 am

Base Jumpers Ditch Tab

Well, here's one way to avoid paying for drinks.

The Herald Sun reports that four men jumped from the 55 floor of the Rialto Towers in Melbourne after consuming pricey cocktails at the Vue de monde restaurant.

"Basically, four guys came upstairs with parachutes hidden underneath their jackets," restaurant owner Shannon Bennett told the Herald Sun.

After a quick change in the bathroom, 7News in Australia reports that the daredevils climbed a tall plastic barrier outside the restaurant before taking the plunge toward the street where a getaway car waiting for them.

In a separate report, 7News notes that police are using surveillance video of the jump to try to catch the drink-and-dashers.

Watch the video report from 7News below:

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Filed by Simon McCormack  |