Teen Who Climbed World Trade Center Apologizes on Twitter
A few days after slipping through a surprisingly porous security system to climb to the spire of the World Trade Center, sixteen-year-old Justin Casquejo apologized on Twitter, the same platform on which he first planted his virtual flag.
I seriously apologize to anyone who may have been insulted or felt disrespected by my actions. It was not my intention to do so.
— Justin (@JustinCasquejo) March 21, 2014
This is, obviously, a considerably more crafted and less Whitman-esque tweet than the one he sent while atop the tower:
— Justin (@JustinCasquejo) March 18, 2014
Casquejo made it past a security system under the purview of the Port Authority, the NYPD, and at least two private security contractors last Tuesday, hitched a ride to the 88th floor despite not having identification, and climbed past a snoozing security guard to the 104th floor, where he hung out until caught by a construction worker. The elevator monitor has since been reassigned, the guard has been fired, and the security system is being reassessed.
[h/t ABC News]
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