What this man did with his balloons is completely insane!

A man successfully floated far above ground Sunday evening. It costed him a mischief charge, an ankle injury and about $12,000 in helium but according tom him, it was all worth it.

Balloon man Daniel Boria was arrested after his stunt in Canada
Balloon man Daniel Boria was arrested after his stunt in Canada

A man has been arrested after flying over the city of Calgary in Canada on a deck chair attached to a bouquet of balloons.

“It was incredibly peaceful up there,” said 26-year-old Boria, who spent months planning his helium balloon stunt that took place Sunday in the Canadian city of Calgary. In fact, he said the stunt was the "most fun thing” he'd ever done.

Boria's balloon stunt took place with the help of about 20 of Boria's employees who filled 120 six-foot round balloons with about $12,000 worth of helium and attached them to a $20 lawn chair that Boria was sitting in. After the balloons were attached, the balloons quickly lifted Boria and his chair off the ground.

The 26-year-old attempted the life-threatening stunt to promote his cleaning products company.

Unfortunately, the flight didn't go exactly as he had planned. Though he did get lots of attention as he floated at cloud level, Boria's landing was thrown off by some unexpected winds.

Daniel Boria told CBC news: "At one point I was looking up at the balloons, they were popping, the chair was shaking and I was looking down at my feet dangling through the clouds at a 747 flight taking off and a few landing."

Boria ended up having to eject himself from his chair, using the parachute he had attached to his back to land in a green space near a local high school. He survived with only minor injuries.

Police were not impressed by the balloon man's stunt and upon his landing he was detained for the evening but was later released in the morning.

He was charged with one count of mischief causing danger to life.

“I basically went from the most free feeling you could ever imagine in your life to being locked up in a box,” Boria told the Calgary Herald.

He was charged with mischief causing danger to life and was released Monday morning. After his upcoming court date for the charge, he will likely face a fine. Anyone who aided him in his venture could also be subject to a fine.

Boria told CBS news: "I knew I would get arrested, but I didn't think they would pursue it as heavily as they did.

"I've never done anything wrong before and this was with good intentions."

This is not the first time someone has tried the stunt, in 2012 two men in Oregon attempted to fly to Montana on a chair lifted by balloons, but they had to land early due to a thunderstorm.

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What this man did with his balloons is completely insane! What this man did with his balloons is completely insane! Reviewed by TrendSpot on Sunday, July 12, 2015 Rating: 5

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