CENTRAL PARK — A rock-climbing tourist who tried to scale Belvedere Castle in Central Park Sunday morning fell off the side of the building, broke his arm and got slapped with a ticket, according to reports.
Christian Lopez, 35, of Virginia, suffered the injury and picked up the fine for trespassing after the failed attempt to climb the massive building, according to AM New York.
He was reportedly rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital, where the New York Post reported he will undergo surgery.
Lopez's girlfriend, Patty Aguilar, 38, told the Post that Lopez was looking for adventure, and someone told him the castle would be good for climbing.
"He does rock-climbing, and he’s taking courses, but [they are] for rock-climbing — not necessarily climbing a castle," she told the Post.
"He's embarrassed, and he feels bad because he should have been more cautious,'' Aguilar said. "He thought he could handle it. I guess it got the better of him."
Lopez is the second man to fall while trying to climb the castle. Another man fell and broke his ankle while trying to scale the building in October. He was trying to impress a girl, authorities said at the time.