Police Arrest Aerialist for Performing Above the Williamsburg Bridge

A short documentary captures Seanna Sharpe's jaw-dropping, and totally illegal, acrobatics performance 285 feet above the Williamsburg Bridge, followed by her arrest

In July, 24-year-old Seanna Sharpe scaled the Williamsburg Bridge to perform a jaw-dropping, and totally illegal, acrobatics show. Shortly thereafter, she was arrested and handcuffed. According to this short documentary, she was charged with a felony, which was later reduced to a misdemeanor. Fans raised her bail in under an hour, via Twitter. Filmmaker and artist Ronen V captures the whole amazing story in this video, incorporating footage shot by the crowd on cell phones and cameras.

Sharpe's performance calls to mind Philip Petit's famous tightrope walk between the Twin Towers in 1974, which you can watch here

For more information about Seanna Sharpe, visit http://seannasharpe.com/. For more work by Ronen V, check out http://all.ronenv.com/tagged/featured

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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