Up Up And Away Canadian Man Gets Airborne With Balloons And Lawn Chair

7/7/2015 11:15 AM PDT

A Canadian man was arrested for a PR stunt that took him up over Calgary in a lawn chair and balloons, just like the movie "UP" ... and might have gotten away with it if it wasn't for the weather.

Daniel Boria -- a professional skydiver, before you get any ideas --  floated up in a $20 lawn chair attached to about 100 balloons filled with helium. 

The plan was to skydive into a local rodeo as a promotional stunt, but the 26 year-old got TOO high, balloons started popping... and then he was screwed. He crash landed into a field and injured his ankle.

Cops nailed him for mischief causing danger to life ... but at least he lived.