November 29, 2016 8:14 pm

Man charged by Toronto police after ‘rooftopping’ stunt caught on video

WATCH ABOVE: An online video featuring a man known as ‘Oleg Cricket’ has surfaced showing him flipping and spinning on the edges of a couple of Toronto’s tall buildings earlier in November. Mark McAllister reports.


The latest in stunt photography on the roofs of Toronto buildings has gathered some online traction, but also the attention of police.

Earlier this month, a man known to his followers on social media as Oleg Cricket was shown on video performing dangerous acts by sliding along and spinning on the edge of a tower near Bay Street and Adelaide Street West.

He was also seen jumping across large gaps and doing somersaults on beams at the top of The Mercer condo building across from Metro Hall downtown.

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The online video was released by Cricket along with an edited version by Switzerland-based watchmaker Bomberg. In other social media posts, he can often be seen doing acrobatic stunts and climbing the sides of skyscrapers around the world.

Toronto police said the “stunt man was arrested” on Nov. 12 and was charged with break and enter as well as mischief under $5000. Another man was also charged with possession of break-in instruments.

When contacted by Global News for comment, the man featured in the video responded by saying, “I work only on a commercial basis, the interview is worth $500.”

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