October 21, 2003


Police will charge man after Niagara Falls stunt (Carolyn Thompson, 10/21/2003, AP)

A man who went over Niagara Falls with only the clothes on his back will be charged with illegally performing a stunt, Niagara Parks Police said Tuesday.

Kirk Jones, 40, of Canton, Mich., faces a maximum $10,000 fine after entering the Niagara River Monday afternoon and plunging over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls in front of stunned witnesses.

Jones, who was not seriously injured, remains hospitalized in Niagara Falls in stable condition. Police said Jones will remain in custody pending a bail hearing. A date for the hearing has not been set.

Niagara Parks Police Inspector Paul Fortier said the police have a videotape in their possession because they believe Jones was accompanied by another person. The other person has not been charged but they believe he videotaped the act, Fortier said.

Well, it's something to tell the grandkids. On the other hand, if there's anything to that Darwinism deal he shouldn't be allowed to breed.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 21, 2003 4:53 PM

Maybe he should be allowed to breed; apparently he's unbreakable.

Posted by: mike earl at October 21, 2003 9:02 PM

mike, ya beat me to it.

Evolution values other qualities, as well as brains, just as human women do.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at October 22, 2003 4:01 AM

His waterfall defiance genes will come in handy in the nightmarish, waterfall-dominated twenty-first century dystopia that confronts us all.

Posted by: Amos at October 22, 2003 10:20 PM
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