If you think about it, he was getting high.

While all of the United States was celebrating it's independence by blowing stuff up over the weekend, one of our neighbors north of the border was busy showing the world what an oppressive, independence-hating police state Canada actually is.

Daniel Boria, a 26-year-old resident of Calgary, was taken into police custody Sunday for simply attaching 100-plus helium balloons to a $10 lawn chair and flying over his home city in inexpensive luxury.

The police nabbed him yesterday after he parachuted down a few miles (or "kilometers") from the Calgary Stampede, an annual rodeo and festival that was his intended target before the wind decided against playing along with him. He was charged with "mischief causing danger to life" and released this morning.


The flying balloon throne currently remains at large. "We're in the midst of tracking that down," a friend of Boria's told CBC.

Sources: CBC