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Daring Aerialist Seanna Sharpe Arrested After Scaling, Performing On Williamsburg Bridge

Cops: 24-Year-Old From Brooklyn Had Help, Brought Her Lawyer With Her
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A video still from of aerialist Seanna Sharpe performing on the Williamsburg Bridge (credit: YouTube via CBS 2)

A video still from of aerialist Seanna Sharpe performing on the Williamsburg Bridge (credit: YouTube via CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An aerialist from Brooklyn was arrested after scaling the tower on the Williamsburg Bridge on Monday evening for a daring display of aerobatics antics, police said.

Seanna Sharpe, 24, defied gravity and police by staging an aerialist performance 300 feet above the span.

While a crowd gathered below and cheered during the free 15-minute show, the NYPD was far less amused, CBS 2’s Kristin Thorne reports.

Dozens of people stood gaping at the high-flying act at around 7 p.m. Several videos of the stunt have been uploaded to YouTube.

Thomas Skinner, a 27-year-old magician from North Carolina, apparently helped Sharpe climb the bridge.

Sharpe and Skinner reportedly tried to run away but were eventually caught by officers. Sharpe apparently knew she was going away in handcuffs — she’s said to have brought a lawyer along with her to the bridge.

Both are being charged with endangerment and criminal trespassing.

According to Sharpe’s website, she has performed for Cirque Du Soleil, the Guggenheim and with Beyonce.

What do you think of the stunt? Dangerous or dazzling? Let us know below…

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