It is laborious to get a New Yorker to bat an eyelash at something uncommon happening within the streets — they’ve seen all of it.

Instagram through Erik Ljung

However in a video that has now gone viral, one man had individuals in awe as he lept throughout window awnings on the roof of a 23-story constructing in downtown New York Metropolis.

The clip, which was taken by Chicago based-film director Eric Ljung, exhibits the person showing to take a telephone name earlier than leaping gracefully throughout window awnings earlier than stopping and crawling inside a window. The video clip then pans out to indicate viewers simply how huge the tall constructing is, making it all of the extra horrifying.

However relaxation assured, this was no movie stunt on Ljung’s behalf.

“I do not know what dude was doing. He was already hopping round from awning to awning once we first noticed him,” Ljung wrote on Instagram together with the clip. “Appears like he made a name and appeared round for a few minute, then hopped again within the path he got here once we first noticed him, after which climbed in a window. It was moist out, and he was sporting costume footwear.”

The constructing in query is 90 West Avenue within the Monetary District of Manhattan, which sits upwards of 324 toes tall.

And because of the ability of social media, it appears as if the thriller was solved and that the person has, in reality, finished this earlier than.

The thriller James Bond determine has been recognized as a 60-year-old contractor named Joe Smizaski who works on waterproofing buildings within the metropolis.

His girlfriend’s daughter-in-law, Marissa Fazendeiro, first recognized Smizaski and his occupation to Daily Mail, joking that perhaps he was “secretly James Bond as nicely.”

Smizaski then confirmed his id to NBC 4, explaining that rooftop hopping is simply what he does.

“Individuals have issues leaks, I am a problem-solver. That is what I do,” he informed the outlet. “I do not something unsafe. I wish to go residence to children and household, that is simply the best way I used to be introduced up within the commerce.”

Smizaski maintained that the footage proven captured fairly a typical prevalence for him whereas on the job, and insisted that it was simply a normal a part of his work day.

Movies like this make desk jobs extra interesting.


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