A University of Tennessee student with a thirst for adventure and deviance climbed onto the cables of New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge with his selfie stick to capture the photo of a lifetime, and the NYPD is not pleased.
From The New York Daily News:
David Karnauch posted a selfie on Instagram on Monday of himself standing on an outer beam of the bridge just feet above the traffic below, police said.
Karnauch accessed the perch from the pedestrian walkway, police said.
In July of last year, two German artists caused a security scare on the iconic bridge after replacing two American flags atop towers of the structure with massive white flags.
“The person most endangered was the individual whose goal seems to be bringing attention to himself. It was however, irresponsible and illegal,” John Miller, the Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism said in a statement. “Had the officers patrolling the bridge arrived while he was there, he would have been arrested, as others have been.”
It was not immediately clear if the department would put a warrant out for Karnauch’s arrest, police said.
This new world we live in — the world of selfies — is fucking absurd.
These people who are risking their lives and the lives of others because they want to take a photo that will garner the most likes on social media are sad and empty souls. The fact that today’s society has a fame category for Vine stars is just another example of how the human species is devolving. Only a few generations before us, our ancestors fought in world wars, engineered air travel, built skyscrapers and pioneered new lands. What will the next generations say about theirs?
“Yeah, my grandfather got famous for shouting ‘FUCK’ at strangers on the subway. 300,000 followers for Papap.”
In this instance, it was all for nothing because the photo wasn’t even that cool. If you’re going to break the law for a selfie, don’t half-ass it. He should have climbed all the way to the top of the bridge.
Perhaps I sound like a bitter old man demanding you all get off my lawn, but I hope he gets arrested. Anybody who adds seven hashtags to an Instagram deserves to spend at least a few months in prison..
[via New York Daily News]