The New Jersey teenager who eluded four layers of security en route to the top of 1 World Trade Center last weekend is offering his most humble apologies.
During the wee hours of March 16, Justin Casquejo, 16, snuck through a hole in a gate, made it past a sleeping—and now unemployed—security guard, used an elevator to access the 88th floor, took the stairs to the 104th floor and climbed a ladder to access the spire. His Spider-Man adventure also revealed that there aren't—or at least weren't—any working cameras on the building's tower.
Casquejo, who's been charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass, is very sorry:
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
In reality, his actions brought attention to a few serious security flaws that need to be resolved ASAP. Meanwhile, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton told reporters that police will collaborate with Port Authority to "determine exactly what happened." Here's what happened: a kid rendered a $40 million security system useless using pure curiosity.