Video artist Ronen V (who had nothing to do with the video embedded in this post) alerts us to news that fellow New Yorkers Seanna Sharpe (in the photo below) and Thomas "Savage" Skinner are in jail today.
Apparently inspired by Phillip Petit of Man on Wire movie fame, Seanna climbed the Williamsburg bridge and performed a 15-minute aerial show hanging 350 feet from the bridge surface by silk.
The duo spent the night in jail at Rikers Island, and remain there at the time of this blog post. Sounds like they'll be facing some pretty serious felony charges, with two days to find a lawyer interested in taking this unusual sort of case on.
I'm told internet supporters helped them raise bail last night within just 3 hours.
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: email@example.com.