CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — He’s $50 richer, but will that even cover his bail?
A 21-year-old New Jersey man was injured — then arrested — Sunday after he, on a $50 dare, jumped from the second floor inside the Palisades Center mall, police said.READ MORE: New York City Public Schools To Increase COVID Testing, Relax Quarantine Rules
Cops responded to a call around 12:30 p.m. near the Macy’s and found Nicholas Diblasi, of Park Ridge, New Jersey, sitting on the floor conscious, dazed and seemingly intoxicated, authorities said.
“He informed our officers that he, on a bet from a friend, had jumped off the second floor, which is about 20 feet,” Clarkstown police Sgt. Glenn Cummings told WCBS 880.READ MORE: Pfizer Says COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective For Kids Ages 5 To 11
Diblasi was taken to Nyack Hospital for treatment. His injuries, which include a banged-up leg, do not appear to be serious, police said.
Diblasi was charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 23.MORE NEWS: FBI Executes Search Warrant At Home Of Gabby Petito's Fiancé Brian Laundrie
“This all took place in a public facility, and obviously created alarm and also endangered the pedestrians who were walking by when he jumped off the second floor,” Cummings said.