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Jul 20, 2012 10:13 PM

Niagara Falls, NY, Wants Daredevil Wallenda To Pay

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - The New York city of Niagara Falls says daredevil Nik Wallenda still owes about $25,000 for public safety costs from last month's tightrope walk across the falls, and it's having a tough time collecting.

Mayor Paul Dyster says the state legislation that granted permission for the walk required Wallenda to cover security and law enforcement costs. Dyster says the city spent about $43,000, mostly for police and fire overtime. He says it has received $17,500 so far, but Wallenda's team wants the city to forget the rest.

Wallenda representatives didn't immediately respond to messages Friday.

Wallenda walked a tightrope across Niagara Falls from the U.S. to Canada on June 15. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Mayor Jim Diodati tells The Buffalo News he's not expecting full reimbursement for security.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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