Teen sneaks past guard to reach WTC spire

Justin Alexander Casquejo allegedly slipped past four layers of WTC security and spent two hours atop the tallest building in the United States, until he was finally discovered by a construction worker.

A New Jersey teen captivated by 1 World Trade Center sneaked out of his home in the dead of night, got past the wall of security — and a sleeping guard — making it all the way up to the spire, The Post has learned.

Scrawny 16-year-old Justin Casquejo crawled through a hole in a Ground Zero fence at about 4 a.m. Sunday and got a lift up the tower from a clueless union elevator operator, even though he had no ID.

He was dropped off on the 88th floor and hiked the stairs up to the 104th floor — where a guard assigned to protect the top of the world’s biggest terror target was sound asleep.

That guard has since been fired.

Casquejo told cops he then climbed up to the roof and made it up to the antenna.

After spending two glorious hours atop the nation’s tallest buildings snapping photos, the young daredevil was finally caught by a construction worker as he made his way back down.

Casquejo is seen hanging from a crane in Hoboken.Photo: Twitter

“He came here and he ran hog wild,” said a stunned WTC worker.

Casquejo, who lives in Weehawken, NJ, laughed the whole thing off Wednesday afternoon when The Post asked him about his escapade.

“Ha ha, oh yeah, that. Right. I would really love to talk to you guys because I have a lot that I want to say about it,” he said. “I was told that I just can’t [talk] without permission.”

But he summed up his adventure in a one-word tweet: “Inspired.”

Casquejo has long been a WTC buff. His Facebook page features photos of him posing with the building in the background.

Photo: Facebook

When cops questioned him, he bragged that he had little trouble getting past security at a building that was supposed to be cloaked in a “ring of steel.”

“I walked around the construction site and figured out how to access the Freedom Tower rooftop,” he said, according to court papers.

Law-enforcement sources said Casquejo got into the heavily guarded site like a kid sneaking into an abandoned warehouse — though a crack in a barbed-wire fence.

“He’s a skinny kid who got through a skinny hole,” the source said.

The elevator operator who asked no questions while taking him skyward has since been reassigned — but got to keep his job because of his hardhat union. But the guard who was snoozing on the top floor wasn’t as lucky — he was immediately fired.

Casquejo faces a charge of misdemeanor trespassing, but his adventure is an epic failure of at least four layers of security at the WTC site.

The Port Authority Police Department, the NYPD and a private security company patrol the building perimeter. Another private company secures the interior.

None of them would comment.

Additional reporting by Rebecca Rosenberg and Antonio Antenucci

New York Post


Tactical blind fire!


Tactical blind fire! (VIDEO)

Never underestimate the value of tactical blind fire. And when you’re out of ammo, don’t reload. Throw your gun downrange and hope you knock someone out. Then you can move foreward, acquire their gun and use it to tactically blindfire and move up. Blind fire, throw gun, acquire and move up. Rinse, repeat.

Do you even Dynamic Pie Concepts, bro?

After Larping At A Westlake Taco Bell Parking Lot, Two Men Report Weed Robbery To Cops


After Larping At A Westlake Taco Bell Parking Lot, Two Men Report Weed Robbery To Cops

Posted by  on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Larpers Sebastian Wozniak, left, and Anthony Klier, right, face drug charges.

  • Larpers Sebastian Wozniak, left, and Anthony Klier, right, face drug charges.

Two pals in the western suburbs learned a valuable lesson the hard way: if you report a robbery to the police, they’re going to ask what was stolen.

This cleveland.com story has some details about the arrests of 20-year-old Bay Village resident Sebastian Wozniak and 22-year-old Avon Lake resident Anthony Klier. “Wozniak and Klier contacted police and said they had been robbed by a group of teenagers, but didn’t say what the teenagers had stolen,” it says. Westlake police apparently then went through Wozniak’s phone and determined the robbery was during a $80 weed deal.

I’m mostly sharing this cleveland.com story to highlight this fantastically sad paragraph:

According to police, Wozniak, 20, and Anthony Klier, 22, of Avon Lake, met a group of teenagers in the parking lot of a Westlake Taco Bell on Sept. 4 to practice medieval sword-fighting.

Yup, that’s right, practicing “medieval sword fighting” (a.k.a. “larping“) in the parking lot of a Westlake Taco Bell. Throw in getting your weed stolen by a group of teenagers and drug trafficking charges when you report it, and you’ve got yourself a sadness trifecta.

I found the photo of Wozniak and Klier for this story on facebook and was able to track down some security footage from that Westlake Taco Bell here: