St. Thomas man charged after daredevil climbs 42-metre construction crane

. St. Thomas police

A 29-year-old St. Thomas man is facing charges after someone climbed a 42-metre construction crane on a dare.

According to police, a resident called 911 after noticing a person at the top of the crane at around 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Police, fire and ambulance all attended the scene where the man was ordered down repeatedly.

Officers made contact with the suspect via cellphone and eventually, he crawled down the crane.

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The suspect was arrested and police say a 29-year-old St. Thomas man has been charged with mischief and breach of conditions for consuming alcohol.

He will appear in court to answer to the charges in August.

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