One person’s idea of “beautiful” is our idea of reckless.
“You guys have no idea how beautiful this is,” a thrill-seeker declares in the video above that shows him and a colleague dangling by one hand from a New York City high-rise over Central Park.
The death-defying stunts got the attention of the New York Post, which on Sunday identified the speaker as 18-year-old Justin Casquejo. Casquejo pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge after he illegally scaled One World Trade Center in 2014.
Recent heart-stopping images of Casquejo were posted to his Instagram within the last week or so. The captions contain the kinds of messages one would read on inspirational posters hung at the office. “Your life is a work of art,” one says. “Make it gorgeous! Make it breathtaking! Make it beautiful!” (All of which you could safely do from the ground.)
The NYPD told The Huffington Post on Monday that it is investigating the incident.