LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — California cops busted a daredevil filmmaker who posted numerous YouTube videos online of himself climbing to the tops of landmark buildings and jumping into swimming pools and the ocean several floors below.
Anthony Booth Armer, 28, was charged with trespassing following the months-long investigation it took for cops to figure out the identity of the masked daredevil star behind the YouTube videos posted under the named “8Booth” that had attracted millions of views online.
Officials say Armer first struck on July 21, when he climbed over a retaining wall onto the gated property of a private residence in Laguna Beach. He then climbed to the roof and jumped into the ocean near Table Rock Beach. Armer filmed the episode and the homeowner caught wind of the stunt and called police after seeing the footage online.
On Sept. 29, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Armer jumped a wall into an employee-only areas of the Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach, then climbed to the fifth floor and jumping into the gated, guest-only pool.
On Oct. 6, Armer allegedly entered Newport Towers, a private residential building in Newport Beach, ran up several flights of stairs and jumped into the harbor below.