Transcript for 2 daredevils sued after Golden Gate Bridge stunt
Take a look at this video, the daredevils that scaled the golden gate bridge. If you have a fear of heights, you don't want to look at that. Going viral but the thrill seekers are being hit with a big-time lawsuit and Marci Gonzalez has more. Good morning, Marcie. Officials say nthey had no idea it happened until someone sent them a link to the video and did not file criminal charges but are taking legal action. This morning the two daredevils who climbed nearly 750 feet to the top of the golden gate bridge undetected are in for a different kind of challenge. This time, in court. Guy, we've just made it to the top. Thomas rector and Peter kurer known as Peter teatime recording it in April. The video with more than 140,000 views showing them dangling. Somersaulting and flipping high above traffic. Didn't know we were going to climb it but once we got it we were like, yeah, we're going to climb it. The golden gate bridge district suing them accusing them of trespassing and profiting off the video put on YouTube and senselessly putting the lives of themselves and others in serious jeopardy. The last thick we want is two young individuals flying out of Wisconsin on the bridge and putting motorists at risk. They want to make sure people recognize they can't do this without consequences. Reporter: Rector believes the lawsuit is giving them unwanted publicity. They are not in it for money or fame. It raises serious concerns. In 2014 two German artists say they were able to go unnoticed scaling the Brooklyn bridge swapping the American flags with these flight flags and that year this teenager prosecuted after sneaking past guards making it to the top of one world trade center. And those cases prompting officials to make changes to security as they're doing at the golden gate bridge. We were unable to reach kurer but rector says they did meet with the head of bridge security to explain how they pulled it off and to help them improve security. Paula and Matt. I think they certainly need to improve the security after seeing that. Thanks so much, Marci.
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