SERENA, Ill. (AP) — A Wisconsin daredevil freed himself from shackles and a locked casket while plummeting to the earth at 130 miles per hour on Tuesday, eventually parachuting gently into a northern Illinois field.
Anthony Martin, 47, waved to the cameras and the crowd that turned out to watch his stunt after he landed at a farm in Serena, Ill., about 70 miles southwest of Chicago.
Martin said the escape was exhilarating but that he was disoriented because the plywood casket whipped wildly from side-to-side while he picked the locks, and he struggled to open the door.
“I didn’t feel any force, but what I felt was a lot of jostling,” he told The Associated Press. “It seemed to me like I had a glimpse of the ground for a second then it (the door) came back and I had to give it another push.”
Martin, who began teaching himself…
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