He had planned it for months. Daniel Boria was going to promote his business by parachuting unannounced onto a popular rodeo in Calgary.
But the problem was, no one would fly him. According to CNN, helicopter and plane services rejected his request to fly over the event because of a no fly-zone policy in place over the Calgary Stampede.
On Sunday, Boria took matters into his own hands by rigging over 100 helium-filled balloons to a lawn chair.
“I’d estimate I was going up about 500 to 1,000 feet in a minute,” he told CNN. “I was looking down on the city and watching 747s and planes approaching the local airport.”
According to a City of Calgary news release, Boria was seen floating toward the downtown area before jumping from the chair with a parachute.
“I jumped out of the chair and landed about a mile away from the grounds.” Boria told the Calgary Sun. “It was awesome, it was the most fun thing I’ve ever done.”
Once Boria landed he was promptly taken into police custody and charged with one count of mischief causing danger to life. Other than an injured ankle, no one was hurt.