TORONTO — A woman who had to be rescued after scaling a construction crane in Toronto last year has been granted an absolute discharge after pleading guilty to mischief.
Marisa Lazo, 23, was stranded for hours after climbing a crane at a downtown construction site in the middle of the night in April.
It’s believed she went up the crane, crawled out on to the end of it, and slid down a cable to a large pulley device where she got stranded.
She was rescued by a firefighter who climbed up to Lazo and rappelled down the towering machinery with her.
Lazo was charged with six counts of mischief by interfering with property and was released on bail with several conditions, including staying away from construction sites and rooftops.
Lazo pleaded guilty to two mischief counts and has been given six months to pay a victim surcharge. A spokesman for the Ministry of the Attorney General says the remaining charges in the case were withdrawn.