Thursday, May 29, 2008

Dh20,500 sought from Burj jumper

Dubai: Burj Dubai is seeking temporary compensation of Dh20,500 from a British visitor who jumped off the 150th floor of the tower with a parachute strapped to his back on April 25.

The Public Prosecution said the suspect entered the tower secretly.

Adv Samir Jaafar represented Burj Dubai before the Dubai Court of Misdemeanor, where the man, identified only as D.G., pleaded guilty yesterday.

Burj Dubai owners will decide on permanent compensation soon.

"I skydived from Burj Dubai because it's the world's most beautiful and tallest tower. I didn't have permission, but I trespassed because I knew I would not get permission," D.G. said in his statement.

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