Man Accused Of Base Jumping From Ohio State University Tower Pleads No Contest, Asks To Jump From 10TV Tower


UPDATED: Monday May 13, 2013 6:08 PM

A law-breaking parachutist was sentenced on Monday to a fine and a year of probation after base jumping from a tower at the Ohio State University.

On Friday evening, 22-year-old James Hare of Pickerington climbed the OSU radio tower at the corner of Lane Avenue and North Star Road.

A parking lot security camera captured him climbing the 829-foot-tall tower.

Campus police were alerted to what he was doing and used a PA system to try to get him to come down.

Hare paused and then continued to climb and then jump.

He took a flying leap from the tower and plunged hundreds of feet before his parachute deployed. He landed in an OSU-owned corn field, where he was taken into custody.

In court on Monday, Hare pleaded no contest.

When 10TV News tried to get a response from Hare, he asked if he could jump from the WBNS-10TV broadcast tower on Twin Rivers Drive.

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