PHOTO: Hotel surveillance footage captured three base jumpers leaping from the roof. (Photo via Flickr/Global Panorama)
A pair of base jumpers were arrested late Tuesday night after surveillance footage caught them leaping from the 46-story Hilton Hotel in downtown San Francisco.
The four-star Hilton San Francisco Union Square is located in one of the city's most popular tourist spots.
According to NBC Bay Area, Brendan Weinstein and Joshua Glovac were charged with misdemeanor trespassing and felony conspiracy. Glovac's LinkedIn page says that he's a senior repair engineer at United Airlines.
A female jumper who was captured on the hotel's surveillance footage remains at large.
Security at the 500-foot-tall hotel alerted police of the incident around midnight and the men were arrested after landing just a block from the Tenderloin police station.
"The officers happened to be in the area and as they were landing, they noted to dispatchers that they were observing people who jumped off a building with parachutes, [descended] and landed on the sidewalk," police spokeswoman Giselle Talkoff told NBC Bay Area.
"It doesn't appear they had a hotel room or were guests, but somehow they made their way into the hotel," added Talkoff. "The public can enter the lobby of the hotel and somehow they made their way to the roof."
The men were charged with trespassing because they entered a restricted area of the hotel.
Hilton staff is now reviewing its security policies and procedures. Citing people familiar with the Northern California base-jumping community, NBC Bay Area reported that the hotel used to be a popular site for local base jumpers before stepping its security measures, including boarding up exit points and adding alarms on the roof.