Four Men Walk Into A Bar, Order Cocktails And Parachute Off The Building Without Paying

We’re sure the price of fancy cocktails at the Vue de monde restaurant in Melbourne’s Rialto Towers skyscraper are expensive, but BASE jumping off the balcony before paying for drinks? That seems just a tad extreme.

Like the start of a joke that ends up being crazy rather than funny, four men in business suits strolled into the swanky restaurant’s Lui Bar on the 55th floor in the 56-floor skyscraper and ordered up some Negronis, says Australia’s News.com.au, with travel suitcases. They told staff the luggage was for a presentation. Then they slipped away with excuses about going to the bathroom, and instead jumped off the balcony.

Of course, their bulky outfits and helmets with cameras on them helped the group both survive after free-falling and capture the whole thing on video.

The restaurant’s owner says the parachutes were hidden underneath that businessman exterior.

“They ordered some drinks at the bar. One went to the bathroom, followed by the rest, straight out to the balcony and pretty much jumped straight off,” said the restaurant’s owner, adding that he “ran from the kitchen into the room and I just saw a flash of them jumping over, and at that stage none of us knew what the hell was going on.”

There was a getaway vehicle waiting, he said. Protocol in such cases — it’s happened before in the building, apparently — is to first get down to the street and make sure no one is hurt. Oh yeah, and try to catch them, which he wasn’t able to do.

“It was just too late, they were just really quick at what they were doing, it was just very well planned and they’ve obviously done this sort of stuff before…. We all reacted with a fair bit of calmness because we’ve actually had training for this, it’s happened before at Rialto, happened several times before we’d taken over Vue de monde.”

Officials will use CCTV footage and YouTube to attempt to apprehend the daredevils. They still need to pay for those drinks, too.

Four daredevils do a BASE jump from Rialto Towers after cocktails at Vue de monde bar [News.com.au]

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  1. YouDidWhatNow? says:

    Would be awesomer if they’d done it only after receiving the tab.

    “What? $100 for 4 drinks? THAT IS THE FINAL STRAW!”

    [runs and jumps off building]

    • Princess Beech loves a warm cup of treason every morning says:

      And then they should train the bar tender how to base jump too. So he can jump after them.

      • elangomatt says:

        Good idea, that way the bartender and drink orderer can have a nice long fistfight while free falling, just like they do in all of the movies. There should be plenty of time for that right?

        • Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

          Definitely will have awesome dialog at least – the wind won’t hamper that at all.

    • DJSeanMac says:

      You haven’t actually been to Sydney, have you? A $25 cocktail wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest. Their economy is such that, when they come to America, they find us as shockingly inexpensive as we find third world countries.

      • cbutler says:

        its because they have a universal health care and use tax. Things that are detrimental to your health like ciggarettes and booze are taxed to insanely high levels.

        Source: Dads 6 month business trip there.

  2. Darrone says:

    LAAAAANNNNAAAAA!
    What?
    Danger zone…

  3. Blueskylaw says:

    “none of us knew what the hell was going on…it’s happened before in the building”

    So this isn’t the Melbourne’s Rialto Towers we are talking about, it’s obviously a Foxconn factory plant in China.

  4. NumberSix says:

    That’s so “Bond”. +1million style points.

    • rpm773 says:

      Nah. I think 007 would pay for the drink.

      • Cor Aquilonis says:

        Double-oh-seven would shoot everyone, toss the cash onto the floor, make a quip, then leisurely jump off the building into his waiting Aston Martin. Get it right.

  5. evilpete says:

    Pay the Bill???

    The restaurant owes them money for all the international press …

  6. ColoradoShark says:

    Dine and Dash has evolved to Dine and Dive.

  7. shthar says:

    If they’d paid for the drinks, left a $100 tip and then JUMPED OFF A BUILDING!?!?! they could have been the coolest guys in the world.

    Now they’re just another bunch of jerks who skipped on a bar tab.

  8. Jawaka says:

    They deserve the free drinks for that stunt IMO.

  9. Me - now with more humidity says:

    Now that’s a true dive bar!

  10. Invader Zim says:

    Restaurant pays guys to jump off building for publicity stunt…..there thats better.