Jet skier skips se­cu­rity at JFK Air­port


Daniel Casillo, 31, whose jet ski failed in New York’s Ja­maica Bay swam and walked into John F. Kennedy Air­port, pen­e­trat­ing the air­port’s $100 mil­lion, state-of-the-art se­cu­rity sys­tem. He was sub­se­quently ar­rested for crim­i­nal tres­pass­ing.

Casillo got past the so­phis­ti­cated sys­tem of mo­tion sen­sors and closed-cir­cuit cam­eras de­signed to safe­guard against ter­ror­ists. Casillo’s night be­gan in­no­cently enough, as he and some friends were rac­ing on jet skis in Ja­maica Bay near JFK Air­port when his wa­ter­craft stalled. Af­ter call­ing for and re­ceiv­ing no help, he man­aged to swim to­wards the only thing he could see, the run­way lights at JFK.

He climbed an eight-foot barbed-wire perime­ter fence and walked un­de­tected through the air­port’s perime­ter in­tru­sion de­tec­tion sys­tem and across two run­ways into Delta’s ter­mi­nal 3. He was drip­ping wet and wear­ing his bright yel­low life jacket, be­fore the se­cu­rity re­alised what had hap­pened.

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