Man arrested for climbing the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn_Bridge_ManhattanA Russian tourist had an up close tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, but then was given a personal tour of a New York City jail cell.

The 24-year-old man climbed to the top of the bridge on Aug. 24 and took photos with a smartphone, but was taken into police custody, according to a New York Daily News report.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) said they saw the man walk rigiht past a cecurity gate on the beam that leads to one of the bridges towers, according to the report. The man climbed to the top of the bridge, snapped some photos and then came back down. He was arrested when he was back at the security gate, according to the NYDN report.

I know things in New York are expensive, and I’m sure photos of the Brooklyn Bridge are overpriced. However, I think I’d rather pay the hefty price tag or just have my smartphone pics from the bottom of the bridge.

This is certainly not an ideal way to spend a vacation!

This is the second time within a month that security has been breached at the bridge. On July 22, two German artists scaled the bridge’s two 276-foot towers while it was dark out and then replaced the American flags atop of the bridge with custom made white flags, the NYDN reported. The switch was later discovered by construction workers.