A Birmingham man who spent nearly 29 hours on a concrete ledge overlooking the inner ring road at Paradise Circus has said it was the best time he had ever known on a day out in Birmingham town centre.
The man, who usually spent his days wandering aimlessly around the Bull Ring with the rest of Birmingham told reporters he had decided to throw himself in front of the first bus that came along the A38 but had been unable to find one that was ‘Not In Service’ and so decided on the ledge instead.
Having spent several hours in appalling weather conditions, battling against the icy cold, lashing rain, howling winds and clearly suffering from deep depression the man decided to leave the Bull Ring and head outside for the ledge.
Specialist Police negotiators who had been forced into using the Starbucks on Colemore Row as their headquarters spent several hours talking with the man about his life in Birmingham and yet somehow still failed to talk him into jumping.
‘We tried to get the little toe-rag to jump but it was obviously turning into the best day of his life. Soon as we heard this Brummie had discovered a concrete ledge in the city centre we knew getting him to jump was going to be tough.
We offered to cancel his life membership to The Nightingale Club which nearly did the trick, but then we lost him again.
Not even the pigeons hang around a concrete ledge in the middle of Birmingham but to a Brummie it rivals watching the traffic jams building up at Spaghetti Junction.
It’s been a difficult 29 hours for the team, they thought they had him at one time but just when it looked as though negotiations were working the poor bastard decided to climb down.
I hate these jumpers, especially Brummies’.
‘Bostin’, best day of my life’ says Birmingham man
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A Birmingham man who spent nearly 29 hours on a concrete ledge overlooking the inner ring road at Paradise Circus has said it was the best time he had ever known on a day out in Birmingham town centre.Posted 5 years ago #
What goes around...Posted 3 years ago #
Suddenly topical! When I read it I wasn't sure it was in good taste but then realised that you had predicted the jumper 12 months in advance.
Not sure where all the starrage came from though. Not me but only because it was full already - Just saying.Posted 3 years ago #
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