YouTube daredevil in court after jump which shattered both his feet

A US man notorious for videos of his death-defying leaps off buildings and cliffs faces a day in jail after a series jumps - including one which saw him shatter his feet.

Anthony Booth Armer, 28, of Laguna Niguel, California, pleaded guilty to two counts of unauthorised entry of a dwelling and two counts of trespassing with intent to interfere with business, according to Orange County Superior Court records.

Armer, known as 8booth on YouTube, has jumped from private rooftops, hotels and cliffs into the ocean and swimming pools. 8booth's videos show him leaping from cliffs above Crystal Cove State Park and the Montage Laguna Beach resort, from hotels in Laguna Beach and off the roofs or railings of beachfront homes.

A still from 8Booth's video shows the moment he jumped from the hotel roof.
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A still from 8Booth's video shows the moment he jumped from the hotel roof.

He often wore a bandana and sunglasses to conceal his face.

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In January, Amer shattered his feet in a pool-jumping stunt at a Laguna Beach hotel.

Anthony Booth Armer, 28, was taken to court over his jumps.
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Anthony Booth Armer, 28, was taken to court over his jumps.

He had leapt from the top of the Pacific Edge Hotel but his feet struck the edge of the pool as he landed, and he was severely injured.​

A video of the incident shows Armer dragging himself out of the water, then a graphic photograph of Armer's feet and injuries as well as a photo of him lying in a hospital bed with pins in his feet.

The video is below - but be warned that it contains graphic images of his feet after the jump.

A GoFundMe page was created by Armer to raise funds for his medical expenses.​

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The charges against Armer are related to a Newport Harbor leap and three jumps in Laguna Beach.

Authorities said Armer climbed over a retaining wall onto the property of a residence near Table Rock Beach in Laguna Beach on July 21, 2016, climbed onto the roof and leaped into the ocean, authorities said.

The video uploaded by 8Booth shows him surfacing in the pool after the jump went wrong and crawling out.
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The video uploaded by 8Booth shows him surfacing in the pool after the jump went wrong and crawling out.

The Laguna Beach Police Department investigated the incident after a video of it attracted media attention, and the homeowner confirmed that Armer did not have permission to be on the property, authorities said.

On September 29, authorities said, Armer climbed over a wall to get into the employee-only areas of Laguna Beach's Surf & Sand Resort before jumping from the fifth floor of the hotel into the pool. Employees reported that incident to Laguna Beach police.

On October 14, Armer posted a video of himself leaping from the top of the eight-story Newport Towers apartment building into Newport Harbor, narrowly missing a dock, authorities said. Newport Towers security reported the incident to police.

In another video, Amer filmed himself jumping from the eight-story Newport Towers apartment building into Newport Harbor.
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In another video, Amer filmed himself jumping from the eight-story Newport Towers apartment building into Newport Harbor.

Police said detectives identified Armer as the man in the videos through interviews with homeowners and other witnesses. Laguna Beach police arrested him in October and he was released on US$500 bond several days later.

The jump which injured Armer's feet took place on December 28 at the Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach.

Judge Brett London immediately sentenced Armer to three years of informal probation, 100 hours of community service and one day in jail.

Other videos in 8Booth's channel show him and friends leaping into pools and the sea.
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Other videos in 8Booth's channel show him and friends leaping into pools and the sea.

 - MCT

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