8 thoughts on ““I’m ‘under arrest,’ anyways.”

  1. What a moronic thing to do! I’m in the East Coast; if anyone tried to pull this similar stunt, say off the Taconic Bridge (of course, land on the ground, lol), the officers here would not have hesitated to draw guns as they approached to get this guy to step away and arrest him right before he jumped.

  2. I’m looking up the California Vehicle Code for this egress, and first find:

    Ҥ 21959. Skiing or tobogganing
    It is unlawful for any person to ski or toboggan on or across any roadway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of vehicles thereon. A person on skis proceeding on or across a highway at a pace no greater than a walk is not within the prohibition of this section and shall be considered to be a pedestrian with all the rights and duties thereof as prescribed in this code.”

    So that doesn’t apply here.

    But then I discover:

    Ҥ 21962. Pedestrian on bridge
    Any peace officer having reasonable cause to believe that any pedestrian is stopped or standing on any bridge or overpass for the purpose of violating Section 23110, may lawfully order such person from the bridge or overpass.”

    And found these:
    § 21968. Motorized skateboards; propulsion restrictions on sidewalks, roadways, bikeways, etc.
    No motorized skateboard may be propelled on any sidewalk, roadway, or any other part of a highway or on any bikeway, bicycle path or trail, equestrian trail, or hiking or recreational trail.

    § 21969. Roller skating on highways, sidewalks or roadways; adoption of rules and regulations by ordinance
    A local authority may adopt rules and regulations by ordinance regulating persons engaged in roller skating on a highway, sidewalk, or roadway.

    Then we arrive at, § 23110
    (a) Any person who throws any substance at a vehicle or any occupant thereof on a highway is guilty of a misdemeanor.

    (b) Any person who with intent to do great bodily injury maliciously and wilfully throws or projects any rock, brick, bottle, metal or other missile, or projects any other substance capable of doing serious bodily harm at such vehicle or occupant thereof is guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison.

    That’s not a match either!

    Where is the C.V.C. for base jumping off a state highway bridge? I find none, so what law was broken here?

    I say this, but of course I don’t want base jumping off Bixby to become commonplace. Someone will get killed.

  3. What an idiot. He isn’t thinking about the danger to other drivers and the video shows him to be UI of something. Glad he is facing charges in light of his defiance of clear orders.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.