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Judge suggests community service for Russian tourist's Brooklyn Bridge stunt

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NEW YORK — A judge is suggesting a Russian tourist who climbed the Brooklyn Bridge be sentenced to community service — like cleaning a bridge.

Yaroslav Kolchin was arrested Sunday after he climbed to the top of the bridge to take pictures. He was charged with reckless endangerment, trespassing and disorderly conduct.

The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/VTlBMB ) a judge said Friday she wasn't condoning Kolchin's actions but didn't think they were malicious.

Prosecutors are seeking a guilty plea to trespassing and a 90-day jail sentence.

Judge ShawnDya Simpson suggests "a bunch of community service" instead.

Defense lawyer Rovshan Sharifov says he'll talk with prosecutors to bridge their differences.

The case will be called again Sept. 19.


Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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