At approx 12:25 hrs today, Clarkstown Police responded to the first floor of the Palisades Center Mall in the area of Macy’s on the east end of the mall, for a report of a male party who had either fallen or jumped from a higher floor.
Upon arrival police encountered one Nicholas Diblasi, 21 years old, of Park Ridge, New Jersey. Diblasi was sitting on floor, conscious, dazed, and seemingly intoxicated.
Diblasi related that he had jumped over the railing on the second floor, approximately 20 feet higher, and that he had done so on a dare from his friend who had doubted his resolve to do it. Diblasi was taken to Nyack Hospital for treatment of injuries, including an injury to his leg, None of the injuries appeared to be serious or life threatening.
Diblasi was charged with Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree for his spontaneous jump into a well-trafficked pedestrian area. Diblasi left in custody of Nyack Hospital staff with a return date of February 23, 2015, 0930, in the Clarkstown Justice Court.