Two drunk American tourists were caught sleeping in the Eiffel Tower in France following a wild night out in the capital Paris city, media reports said on Wednesday.
Security guards were making their morning rounds before the iconic landmark’s 9 a.m. opening when they stumbled upon the dozing duo and woke them up, according to the publicly owned Eiffel Tower operator Sete, reports New York Post.
Reports said that they were found in the area which normally remains closed to the public.
A police source told the newspaper that the visitors had bought entry tickets to the monument around 10:40 p.m. Sunday — and then jumped security barriers while climbing down the stairs from the tower’s top platform, 905 feet in the air.
Paris firefighters, including a special unit for recovering people from dangerous heights, were sent to bring down the hapless interlopers, the source added.
After recovery, the two persons were taken to the police station in Paris’ seventh district for questioning.