A 16 year-old from Weehawken allegedly trespassed into the yet-to-be open One World Trade Center. Justin Casquejo is expected to appear in adolescent court in today, where he could spend up to a year in prison if convicted on charges that have since been upgraded from trespassing to base jumping.
According to ABC NY:
Sixteen-year-old Justin Casquejo, of Weehawken, was arrested after his stunt on March 16. He is expected to appear in adolescent court in Midtown, and he could spend up to a year in prison if convicted on charges upgraded from trespassing to base jumping.
Police say he managed to squeeze through a 1-foot by 1-foot hole in the fence that surrounds the property and made it past security on his way to the spire.
He allegedly broke into the building around 4 a.m. with no identification and apparently dressed like a construction worker.
The teen apparently had little trouble getting past security. He was stopped by another construction worker who spotted the red light on his GoPro camera as he attempted to leave the building, and police were called.
Casequejo subsequently apologized for his action on what appears to be his Twitter feed, and it is being reported that authorities are requesting that Casquejo be assessed in a program for youthful offenders, making jail time less likely.
Read the entire story at ABC NY.
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