Empire State stuntman convicted, faces prison

December 3, 2008 6:13:40 PM PST
A former television host who tried to parachute off the Empire State Building has been convicted of reckless endangerment. Jeb Corliss was convicted Wednesday in Manhattan state Supreme Court. He faces up to a year in prison for trying to jump off the 102-story building in 2006.

The 32-year-old had said he studied traffic patterns around the landmark before the attempt.

Prosecutors say he could have caused injuries if he had jumped.

Corliss was the host of a Discovery Channel show called "Stunt Junkies" that features extreme athletes performing stunts. He had testified that he had jumped from more than 1,000 buildings and cliffs around the world.