While descending the stairs from the top of the 125-foot Astoria Column in Astoria, Ore., a friend of Dell Schanze said that the act his buddy had just performed was "the coolest thing ever done in Astoria." Besides the filming of The Goonies, we're pretty sure the guy is right.
What did Schanze do? You'll have to ask the Astoria Police Department . . . or just watch the YouTube video below.
The video, which shows Schanze jumping off the tower with a paraglider, went not-quite-viral on YouTube. Unfortunately for Schanze, police used the the footage to help track him down and arrest him (via some pansy who saw it and ratted him out).
Apparently Astoria has a specific city code that prohibits jumping from, climbing on, or otherwise performing shenanigans from the Astoria Column. This stems from an earlier incident in which a bunch of folks rappeled down from the column.