Ohio man gets probation for parachuting off tower

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An man who parachuted off a broadcast tower on the Ohio State University campus has been sentenced to one year probation.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/15wTwJQ ) reports that 22-year-old James Allen Hare pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of trespassing.

Franklin County Municipal Judge Carrie Glaeden found Hare guilty of jumping off the 893-foot tower on May 10. Police arrested Hare after he landed in a nearby cornfield.

Columbus does not have a law banning people from parachuting off tall structures. Still, individuals can be accused of trespassing.

The newspaper reports the tower does not have a ladder and is fenced.

Ohio State police have said it’s the first time they’ve known about anyone jumping from the tower on the western edge of the campus.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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