Police Arrest Aerialist for Performing Above the Williamsburg Bridge

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

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

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