County of Marin - News Releases - Arraignment of Bridge Climbers

For Immediate Release
August 16, 2017

Golden Gate Bridge Climbers to be Arraigned

Marin County District Attorney Ed Berberian issued the following statement:

San Rafael, CA -- On August 15, 2017, the Marin County District Attorney filed misdemeanor trespass and climbing on a toll bridge charges in violation of California Streets and Highways Code section 27174.2(a) against Peter Cameron Kurer and Thomas James Rector. 

These charges stem from an incident occurring on the Golden Gate Bridge on April 11, 2017, when the two identified defendants climbed the North Tower of the bridge and taped themselves engaging in highly dangerous stunts that were subsequently published on various social media sites. 

Each defendant has been sent a letter to appear for arraignment in San Rafael, California, on the specified charge on September 12, 2017. A failure to voluntarily appear will subsequently result in a criminal warrant for their arrest.


Ed Berberian
District Attorney
County of Marin

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6450


Email: Ed Berberian