That pair of teens who are basically every parent's nightmare, the ones who while visiting San Francisco earlier this year managed to get onto one of the main cables of the Golden Gate Bridge and climb all the way up to one of the towers, all for the YouTube attention and thrill of it all, have decided to take a plea deal in Marin County Court to avoid spending any time in jail. 18-year-old Peter “Teatime” Kurer and 21-year-old Thomas Rector got officially charged with trespassing in August, over the incident which occurred when they were visiting from Wisconsin in April, and they could have faced up to a year in jail.
The video (above) shows the boys dangling from cables, doing somersaults, generally acting like idiots, and then taking in the view from way up there, where most of us never get to go.
As Bay City News reports, the boys' attorney, Deborah Lewis, appeared in court Wednesday to reschedule their change-of-plea hearing until November 21, at which point they are expected to plead guilty to misdemeanor trespassing.
Under the terms of the plea deal struck with the Marin County District Attorney’s Office, Kurer and Rector will enter a diversion program and likely pay fines. As CBS 5 reports, "the offer could include volunteer work, counseling... and a diversion restitution fee between $100 and $1,000 and another diversion fee not to exceed $300."
Prior to understanding that he'd likely face some trouble with the law, Kurer took to Skype to tell members of the press that he'd be happy to lend his services as a security consultant to the bridge authority.
"We're not trying to hide from [authorities] in any way," Rector said at the time. "There's no reason to treat us like criminals. We're not criminals, just a couple of kids from Wisconsin who like to climb things."
Kurer's Instagram, under the name Peter Teatime, is filled with him doing parkour all over Milwaukee, and scaling tall buildings and places he shouldn't be, like the shot below taken from what appears to be a high-rise construction site in Chicago.
He uses the hashtag #adrenalinejunkie a lot, and as you can see, he's still using the Golden Gate Bridge video to get YouTube subscribers, and he calls it, "one of the craziest experiences of my life!" The original video appears to have been pulled down, but this one currently has 182,000 views.
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