Not everything at Comic-Con this weekend was all fun and fantasy: What was at first believed to be a promotional stunt for the San Diego convention turned out to be a real suicide attempt.
On Thursday a distraught woman stepped out onto a 14th floor balcony of an apartment building and climbed over the railing, appearing to be prepared jump. People gathered around the building were confused, since a stunt to promote the upcoming film "Kick-Ass 2" was expected to take place in the same location.
Aware that the woman was not part of the planned event, three nearby stuntmen rushed to her rescue with their gear.
Gregg Sergeant, one of the trio of professionals, snuck up behind the woman and grabbed her while his two colleagues, Amos Carver and Scot Schecter, attached a harness to her. The men managed to lift the woman off the ledge and to safety.
Carver said that the woman, who was apparently upset over a breakup and was intoxicated at the time of the incident, kept repeating, "I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry."
Tragedy struck Comic-Con last year when a "Twilight" fan was hit by a car and killed outside the convention.
[via Gawker h/t ABC 10News]