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Illusionist David Blaine performs for NYC inmates

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Sixty of the city's most dangerous criminals were reportedly treated to a magic show by daredevil magician David Blaine.

From illusions to card tricks and even a rabbit yanked out of a hat, Blaine entertained the crowd at the Manhattan Detention Complex on July 26, reported the NY Post.

Even members of the rival Bloods and Crips gang put their differences aside and served as assistants to Blaine during the free, one-hour performance for high-security inmates at “The Tombs.”

The Post spoke to a guard who said the world famous illusionist even teased the inmates with tricks on how to break out of jail.

It's not Blaine's first time performing in NYC. In 2012, he finished what could be said to be his most electrifying stunt.


Blaine spent three days and nights standing in the middle of one million volts of electric currents at Pier 54 in Manhattan.

Blaine wore a chain-mail bodysuit as a barrier between himself and the currents, emitted by Tesla coils.

The stunt was called "Electrified: One Million Volts Always On." It was streamed on YouTube, with help from Intel Corp.

Blaine's past stunts include hanging upside down over Central Park and being encased in a block of ice.

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