The $40 million security system around the new World Trade Center doesn’t seem to be worth $40. A New Jersey teenager, Justin Casquejo, fascinated with the building, as well as parkour and climbing things he shouldn’t, made it to the spire of the tower around 4 a.m. on Sunday. He had to get past at least four layers of security, including a snoozing guard and an awake-but-ineffective elevator operator. “A long way from home,” he tweeted just before 1 a.m. that night. On March 16, Casquejo allegedly crawled through a hole in the fence, took the elevator to the 88th floor sans I.D., and then took the stairs to the 104th floor before slipping onto the roof. “He came here and he ran hog wild,” a worker told the New York Post. The elevator operator was fired and the guard has reportedly been “reassigned”. (To what? The cafeteria?) Casquejo was charged with misdemeanor trespassing and told friends on Twitter that he was without his phone. “I’ll explain tomorrow,” he wrote, while also retweeting messages of support with the hashtag #FREEJUSTIN. How about #YOUREGROUNDEDMISTER!?
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