Two juveniles arrested for parkour on top of Walmart in Utica, NY
Utica Police say the 16 year old and 17 year old teenagers were practicing Parkour – a type of extreme running with obstacles – that’s becoming a popular sport.
Except that these two were doing it illegally… on the roof of a Walmart store, at 1am this morning.
The two teens have been charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass.
Parkour is a holistic training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course training. Practitioners aim to get from A to B in the most efficient way possible. This is done using only the human body and the surroundings for propulsion, with a focus on maintaining as much momentum as possible while still remaining safe. Parkour can include obstacle courses, running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, quadrupedal movement, and the like, depending on what movement is deemed most suitable…
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