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Man Jumps Off Salt Lake City Building

April 30, 2004

SALT LAKE CITY _ Police ticketed a man who parachuted off a downtown building but got tangled on a pole, leaving him suspended above the street.

Carson Douglas Klein made the jump Thursday with two other men off the roof of the 27-story American Towers condominiums. His friends descended safely and fled, but Klein’s parachute got caught on a light pole, leaving him hanging about 15 feet above the pavement.

Guards at the building helped Klein down and detained him.

Klein, 27, was ticketed for trespassing and faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted, Detective Kevin Joiner said.

Joiner said the thrill-seekers known as ``base jumpers″ manage to illegally parachute off Salt Lake City’s tall buildings about once or twice a year.

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