A YouTuber has been slammed as a ‘delinquent’ after sneaking into a 75-floor building in Canary Wharf and ‘surfing’ lifts in terrifying videos.
The Londoner, who runs two channels dedicated to exploring landmarks across the UK, last week uploaded a video in which he ‘lift surfs’ to the top of the Landmark Pinnacle in Canary Wharf.
In the video description, he warns viewers not to imitate his stunts, writing: “You can be seriously injured or killed without the knowledge of how to be safe on top a lift.”
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The video shows the YouTuber and another thrill seeker standing on top of the lift gripping the carriage as it rises up the 233-metre skyscraper, as the automated voice announces each floor the lift stops at.
After it reaches the top of the building the lift then descends to the bottom – this repeats several times until the video cuts to a view of the rooftop.
The two men can be seen exploring the top of the building, with the cameraman’s feet inches away from the edge of the roof.
The clip then cuts back to the interior of the building, which appears to show a mechanism with several boxes around it – although it is not known what purpose they serve.
Members of a Canary Wharf and Isle of Dogs Facebook group discovered the video today – with one branding the YouTuber’s antics “reckless” and “dangerous”.
One angry resident wrote: “If you want to look out over Canary Wharf, pay for it. These juvenile delinquents need to be stopped.”
Another said: “Couldn’t agree more. Ridiculous how the video footage of certain individuals trespassing on One Canada Square’s rooftop is still able to be viewed.”
Others, however, were less bothered by the clip.
One resident commented: “I’m not clear who in this group is being harmed, injured or hurt by this?”
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Another said: “[Playing on elevators is dangerous], but so is driving a car yet people drive a car. Yes it’s dangerous but that’s why they do it.”
They were met with a clipped response from one resident, who quipped: “If he gets crashed in-between the lift and the building are you gonna come and clean up the mess?”
In a description for his second channel, the YouTuber, who goes by Beno, said his videos are “!only intended as entertainment” and “not intended to be copied”.
“My Videos are not ‘How To’ videos and should not be viewed as such,” he said.
“By attempting to copy my videos you may not be aware of safety knowledge that you need to keep yourself safe.”
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