West Bend men illegally climb Golden Gate Bridge

The climb was captured on video
Posted at 6:39 PM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-19 15:27:56-04

Two West Bend men were behind a dangerous stunt captured on camera on top of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Peter Teatime and his friend Tommy said they set their eyes on one of the most historic bridges in the world while on vacation last month. Video shows them scaling the tower, even dangling their bodies over the edge 750 feet in the air.

"For us ,it's not scary because we're used to heights and we feel very comfortable with our bodies and control," Teatime said.

The two daredevils said they've been climbing just about anything since they were kids. They started with trees and eventually moved on to buildings and bridges. A six minute video from their latest stunt has made them YouTube sensations. The edited video was posted just two days ago and it has already been seen 100,000 times.

"You could see all of San Francisco and the lights and pretty much as far as the eye could see any direction in the bay," Teatime said.

It was a feat that could have been fatal for the West Bend natives with just one slip.

"One of our biggest worries would be putting other people's' lives at risk so that why whenever we do any stunt we make sure the traffic down below," Teatime said.

California state law prohibits people from climbing the Golden Gate Bridge.

"I don't really focus on the legality sides of it," Teatime said.

With all of the potential dangers, their video caught the attention of Golden Gate Bridge Patrol.

"To address these concerns, we have debriefed the incident internally and we will be instituting changes to our security infrastructure and protocols," said Capt. Lisa Locati.

Given the changes, these two might be the last to dare the unthinkable. Teatime suggests no one else should.

"For any wanna be copy caters I would encourage them to not do this because you could get seriously hurt or caught or it could go bad," he said.

Bridge officials are looking at trespassing charges for the two.


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