It turns out that the guard who was fired for sleeping while a teenager crept to the top of 1 World Trade Center wasn't the only one to lose his job recently. 

The New York Post reports that 65-year-old Abdul Dasher was terminated from his post at the Freedom Tower after an image of him "almost completely horizontal in a chair" in what appears to be deep slumber surfaced. Surprisingly, Dasher, who's partially blind, sounds relieved to have been let go. 

"Sometimes I cannot recognize people, stairs," he admitted. "That post was so hard to cover for me. It was very, very stressful. I could barely see half of the lobby." The photo was taken by a Port Authority worker at roughly 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, less than a week after 16-year-old Justin Casquejo exposed a host of security flaws (like a sleeping guard) at the 1 WTC site. 

Dasher, who insists he was "exercising [his] eyes" and not sleeping, is astonished that his superiors gave him that post. "The security division is so poorly managed . . . Every security guard that works for them is mentally stressed," he admitted. Oddly enough, the Post mentions that Dasher was named "Security Officer of the Year" last year.

In the wake of security questions raised by teenagers, BASE jumpers and idiot newsmen, the World Trade Center site isn't playing any games right now.

[via New York Post]