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Drunk man dangles from bridge for 2 hours

Feb. 12, 2013 at 3:08 PM   |   Comments

PLYMOUTH, England, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A British man whose drunken prank left him suspended over a busy road in a harness for two hours pleaded guilty to causing a danger to road users.

Lee Bassett, 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday after he ended up dangling from a pedestrian bridge in Plymouth, England, for nearly two hours, The Sun reported Tuesday.

Prosecutor Will Rose said Bassett dangled from the bridge on a drunken dare and it cost the city $7,631 to rescue him when he found he was unable to climb back up on his own.

"Spider-Man, Mr. Bassett is not," the Plymouth Herald quoted Rose as saying.

Rose said Bassett apologized in pleading guilty to the charge.

Sentencing has been set for March 11.

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