Video shows person parachuting inside Birmingham hotel - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Video shows person parachuting inside Birmingham hotel

A grainy image from the YouTube video shows a person in mid-jump, parachuting from the 12th floor of the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham. Source: YouTube A grainy image from the YouTube video shows a person in mid-jump, parachuting from the 12th floor of the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham. Source: YouTube
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A video uploaded to YouTube two days ago shows a person parachuting from the 12th floor of the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham.

But it's unlikely that any charges will be filed against the jumper.

Birmingham police say no charges have been filed in the incident because they were never called. In addition, the video is very grainy and it would be difficult to make a positive identification of the jumper.

"We don't have any information on this incident because we were not called to investigate. Without an investigation of what happened, I can't say what charges, if any, would apply," Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams said.

"Friend is base jumping inside the hotel in Birmingham, Alabama from 12 stories up," is the only explanation accompanying the grainy video.

BASE jumping refers to an often-riskey stunt in which someone parachutes from one of four fixed objects: buildings, antennas, spans and earth.

In the 36 second video, a person in dark clothing jumps from the top floor inside the hotel, then quickly deploys a green and black parachute.

[Click here to watch the video on YouTube.]

As soon as the jumper lands, the person filming the video offers congratulations, saying "Nicely done!" and "Happy New Year!" Others can be heard in the background adding, "Nice job!"

Someone else's voice can be heard repeating, "Never do that again."

Those watching the stunt urge the jumper to "Run, run run," and "Go, go, man, go!" as the person picks up the parachute and leaves the hotel.

The video was posted on January 2, 2013 by "jim newcastle." It's the only video the YouTube user has uploaded so far.

As of Friday morning, the video had 1,774 views.

Copyright WBRC 2013. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Tuscaloosa City Councilwoman speaks out about recent violence

    Tuscaloosa City Councilwoman speaks out about recent violence

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:28 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:28:39 GMT

    Investigators are looking for 19-year-old Lorenzo Polke, who they believe shot a 37-year-old black man to death in Tuscaloosa. It happened Tuesday night at the Winston Mart on MLK Jr. Blvd.

    More >>

    Investigators are looking for 19-year-old Lorenzo Polke, who they believe shot a 37-year-old black man to death in Tuscaloosa. It happened Tuesday night at the Winston Mart on MLK Jr. Blvd.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Look out for scattered storms and showers Thursday PM

    FIRST ALERT: Look out for scattered storms and showers Thursday PM

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:24:17 GMT

    A very humid air mass remains parked over Alabama Wednesday night and this will lead to some more patchy fog for the start of the day Thursday. I do think we will see a better coverage of scattered storms.

    More >>

    A very humid air mass remains parked over Alabama Wednesday night and this will lead to some more patchy fog for the start of the day Thursday. I do think we will see a better coverage of scattered storms.

    More >>
  • JeffCo District Attorney's girlfriend compelled to testify in perjury case

    JeffCo District Attorney's girlfriend compelled to testify in perjury case

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:12:14 GMT

    Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and special prosecutor Matt Hart filed a motion in court Wednesday to force the girlfriend of Jefferson County District Attorney Charles Todd Henderson to testify in his perjury case now, before the two have the chance to marry and the state can no longer force her to testify against her spouse.

    More >>

    Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and special prosecutor Matt Hart filed a motion in court Wednesday to force the girlfriend of Jefferson County District Attorney Charles Todd Henderson to testify in his perjury case now, before the two have the chance to marry and the state can no longer force her to testify against her spouse.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly