Man Pretending to Fall off Bridge, Does
The Star Tribune reported that Bloomington police said a 23-year-old man is in stable condition after pretending to fall of a Minnesota River bridge, and then actually fell.
Just before 5 a.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old man called police, about his friend who fell off the Highway 77 bridge and into a marshy area about 30 feet below. He was driving north when his friend, who had been drinking, told him to pull into the bridge's emergency lane so he could urinate, he said.
The 23-year-old climbed to the ledge of the bridge, then looked at his friend and pretended to fall, and fell.
"He then in fact fell," according to a press release from the Bloomington Police Department.
Bloomington and Eagan police responded, and the Eagan Fire Department used a chair lift to retrieve the man. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center where he is being treated for serious injuries.
Television station FOX 9 news reported that the injuries did not seem to be life threatening. They additionally reported that resue crews were called in around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, which is before the 5 a.m. call as reported by the Star Tribune.