There's a reason Up is an animated movie.
However, that reason was lost on 26-year-old Canadian man Daniel Boria, who was arrested Sunday after tying 100 helium balloons to a lawn chair and then taking to the sky.
Boria tells The Toronto Star
that his original plan was to parachute into the Calgary Stampede to promote his natural cleaning products company, but that his bold marketing strategy failed to account for things like the weather and the fact that he was on a chair in the sky.
"I was sitting in a lawn chair looking down through the clouds at 747 airplanes and looking up to a cluster of helium balloons," he said. "I rose to a certain altitude and the winds got pretty intense. I was somersaulting out the chair and it felt like minus 30. I watched below as the stampede and my dream drifted away."
The helium alone reportedly cost $9,500, meaning the old man from Up must have been PAIIID.
Boria was charged by Calgary police with mischief causing danger to life following the incident. Due to airspace regulations, federal charges are pending.
"I did anticipate they would be a little upset," he said. "It's already worse than I thought it would be."
If you can believe it, the lawn chair balloon idea was actually plan B for Boria, who initially wanted a pilot to fly him over the center.
"We couldn't find anyone who could get me to that altitude," Boria said. "No pilots were willing to lose their license to fly me into controlled airspace."
As for the chair and the balloons? They have yet to be recovered. Hopefully they were of assistance to some tired bird up in the sky.
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