Local Magician Attempts Daring Escape
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Death-defying stunt. A local magician was in a high-stakes race against time.
Kai Jackson was with the escape artist through his daring attempt high above the ground.
A local magician hopes his trick is a Halloween treat, and not a trip to the hospital.
He calls it the “Jaws of Death.”
“I will be hoisted 30-40 feet, upside down, off of a crane in front of the bar,” he said
Magician, comedian and illusionist Spencer Horsman pushed the envelope with the breakout performance.
Horsman performed his most daring escape yet before a crowd at the Fells Point bar his family owns.
“I will be strapped into a straight-jacket, I will be hanging upside-down below a giant bear trap,” he said.
Reporter: “Is he crazy?”
Spectator: “Yeah, I would say he’s crazy.”
The rope, holding the bear-trap open, was set on fire.
Horsman: “The trap snaps shut, and I’m, hopefully, out of the way.”
Reporter: “And if that trap snaps shut with you in it, what would happen?”
Horsman: “No 9:30 show this evening.”
Horsman escaped, and the crowd was amazed.
“I’m glad to see that it was safely executed,” a spectator said.
Horsman will perform another trick on Saturday when he’s inside of a glass box. He will be shackled at the neck, handcuffed and he has to get out. And he is not going to do it with a drape.