Hundreds of people gathered around Times Square to see illusionist Criss Angel perform a stunt that include him being tied upside down, put into two straight jackets and 50 pounds of weight suspended from his neck with a rope. Angel explained to the audience that there had to be very little movement because it would be harder to escape the barrier.
Minutes after he was hoisted from the ground, Angel had his first arm removed and then minutes later, he was able to release his other arm. Afterwards, he was still able to release the weight off of his neck and therefore, was able to slip away from the barrier.
On October 9th, Criss Angel, the illusionist, performed a professional stunt for his new show, Criss Angel BELIEVE, which airs on Spike TV Tuesday, October 15th at 10 p.m.