Cop rides Ferris wheel for 25 hours

A police officer breaks world record with 25-hour Ferris wheel ride.

LAPD detective Gus Martinez broke the world record Friday by completing a 25-hour Ferris wheel ride at the Santa Monica Pier amusement park.

Guinness’ rules stipulated that Martinez was allowed to stop for one five-minute bathroom break each hour, or could choose to accumulate longer breaks. He was not allowed to sleep.

“It was easy,” Martinez said. “I had friends here ’til 5:00am to keep me company, but power bars got me through most of the day.”

His “journey” was made much more comfortable by officials at Pacific Park, who added a special seat with additional padding, and installed solar panels so Martinez could use a cell phone, iPad and television.