On Thursday, July 18, 2013, stuntmen Amos Carver, Gregg Sergeant and Scot Schecter were setting up a scaffolding for a movie premiere party to promote Kick-Ass 2 near an apartment complex near the convention when a woman — reportedly upset over a breakup — stepped onto the 14th floor balcony and began climbing over the railing.
“She was hanging on (the balcony) with one hand, and had one foot off the ledge,” stated Carver.
The stuntmen dropped what they were doing, scaled a fence, and got permission to enter the building from the building’s manager. The woman’s apartment was unlocked, and they were able to get in behind her without being heard. Sargent caught her in a “hug” with both arms, and Carer and Scott put a harness on her to keep her in place.
“I was just so thankful we got there when we got there,” said Sargeant. “I think if we’d been there two seconds later, she would’ve been gone.” (via Today)