After Climbing a Crane, James Kingston is Detained in Dubai
Daredevil James Kingston is no stranger to drama--he was arrested in 2014 after climbing to the top of Princess Tower in Dubai, which is 101 stories high. He's back at it again, and after posting a video of himself climbing a crane in Dubai last week, police paid a visit to his hotel room and later detained the stuntman.
I have been arrested by the CID here in Dubai. Four undercover agents plucked me from my hotel room earlier today with no warning... pic.twitter.com/xdqKNLhijT— James Kingston (@JamesLKingston) March 4, 2017
Though he actually climbed the crane back in February, police weren't made aware of the stunt until the video took off online, and they brought the 25-year-old into custody shortly after. He was released within 24 hours, but not without warning.
Brigadier Salim Khaifa Al Rumaithi, director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), spoke to Gulf News about the arrest: "This person breached the law despite our warnings of not making stunt videos and climbing towers. He was detained on Saturday and was accused of endangering his life and others. If something went wrong with his stunt then he might have fallen on someone under the building," he said.
His stunts are no doubt dangerous, but we have to admit, the view from up top is pretty incredible. Click through to see some of Kingston's most amazing images.