Kerfoot Canopy Tour

A woman got stranded on a platform at the Kerfoot Canopy Tour south of Henderson early Saturday after breaking in after hours to go joyriding, according to the owner and sheriff’s office.

A 21-year-old Shakopee woman got tangled up with the law when she allegedly broke into the Kerfoot Canopy Tour to go zip lining early Saturday morning.

The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call at 12:07 a.m. Saturday from a woman who had hurt herself at the zip lining area about six miles north of Henderson.

Deputies found the woman had broken into the property after hours and tried to use the zip line on her own, according to a Sibley County press release.

“The adult female sustained some injuries after she was unable to slow her speed on the zip line course,” the press release says. “The adult female was unable to get down from a platform on her own.”

Owner Lee Kerfoot said the woman broke into the zip lining park with a climbing harness “to go for a joyride in the middle of the night.”

“She got stuck and fortunately avoided serious injury to herself or to our course,” he said. “It seems like she really wanted to go zip lining and it would have been a lot less dangerous if she would have just called us to book our award-winning tour.”

Assistant Sibley County Attorney Don Lannoye said the woman was not arrested or cited, and his office received the report Wednesday and will probably have a decision on whether any charge will be filed within a week.

The Belle Plaine and Shakopee fire departments responded, and a Shakopee ladder/bucket truck was used to get her off the platform. She refused medical treatment for her injuries, according to the release.

“The first responders were extremely precautionary and did a great job,” Kerfoot said.

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