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Parachuter jumps off graffiti-covered high-rise in downtown LA, video shows

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A person was spotted parachuting from the top of a graffiti-covered high-rise building in downtown Los Angeles.

The video, which was posted on social media last month, shows at least one person jumping off the ledge of the skyscraper with a parachute.

The footage recently grabbed the attention of Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass. She says the unfinished condos are not only a nuisance, but a danger to the city.

The mayor said the developers should be held responsible for every dime spent on providing extra police patrols for the property.

“I hate the fact that we are using city and other police resources in that manner, but we do not want to see a tragedy take place, and I guarantee you that a tragedy will take place there,” Bass said.

A council resolution gives the developers until Saturday to start cleaning-up the property. If they don’t meet that deadline, the city says it will clean it up for them, and then send them the bill.

Multiple people have been arrested in connection with the vandalism on the property.

Los Angeles is demanding that the owner of a heavily tagged high-rise project clean up the property – or the city will do it and send them the bill.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.