Two men who jumped off downtown hotel cited for disorderly conduct

Monday, January 16, 2012 at 4:12pm
Staff reports

Two base jumpers who took a plunge off of the downtown Sheraton Hotel early Sunday have been cited for disorderly conduct.

According to Metro police spokeswoman Kristin Mumford, Cale Swiger, 33, of Hendersonville and Adam Gardner, 26, of Marietta, Ga., were each issued state citations for disorderly conduct and released Sunday.

Channel 4 WSMV-TV reported that around 5 a.m. Sunday the two men jumped from the top of the hotel, parachuted down and landed safely on Legislative Plaza.

Police on the scene told a photographer with the news station that the two men would face charges of reckless endangerment. One of the men reportedly told the station the two had traveled to various places previously and conducted other such jumps.

5 Comments on this post:

By: JohnGalt on 1/17/12 at 8:51

It's disappointing when so-called news media continue to refer to the War Memorial Plaza by the name of the office structure beneath the plaza. It's not like horseshoes or hand grenades where close is good enough.

By: Left-of-Local on 1/17/12 at 12:07

Grow up, Nashville. Pathetic.

Nobody was hurt. They only endangered themselves. Stop being such an infantile city. Oh, and Galt is right. Learn the names for things.

By: not_guilty on 1/17/12 at 2:30

If the accused endangered only himself, that is not reckless endangerment within the meaning of the statute.

By: TITAN1 on 1/17/12 at 2:52

These glory seekers could have screwed up and landed in traffic and caused an accident or landed on someone. You let them get away with it then you will have all kinds of nuts doing stupid things like that.

By: Left-of-Local on 1/18/12 at 9:07

Shake your cane from your rocking chair, T1...