Man Slips By JFK Airport Security
But was it as effortless as we are told? Creation Date Monday, 13 August 2012. Hits 1413
I was listening to FOX News on Sirius radio this morning and they kept pitching this story about how a man effortlessly bypassed JFK Airport Security. Each time they teased the story, I became more and more curious as to how one could slip by without any effort. Was he in a motorized wheelchair? Did a friend fireman carry him past the guards? It seems like someone would have noticed that. Here is how the New York Post started the story.
A stranded jet-skier seeking help effortlessly overcame the Port Authority’s $100 million, supposedly state-of-the-art security system at JFK Airport — walking undetected across two runways and into a terminal, The Post has learned.
There it is again. Effortlessly. How did he pull this off?
Casillo swam three miles toward the only thing he could see — the lights of Runway 4-Left, which sticks out into the bay.
He swam 3 miles? What in the hell is a 3 mile swim doing in a story about "effortlessly?" I get worn out fishing a kid out of a wading pool. But who knows? Perhaps he swam at a leisurely pace or something. And after the 3 mile swim, I'm sure there was no further effort required, right?
Dripping wet and in a bright-yellow life jacket, Casillo climbed the perimeter fence, which is eight feet high,
Wait, he had to climb an 8 foot fence? Dude just swam 3 miles through the ocean, and now he has to climb an 8 foot fence while wearing a life jacket? Perhaps he took it off to climb the fence, but still.
and walked across that runway and intersecting Runway 31L — and made it all the way to Terminal 3 without anyone noticing.
Three mile swim, 8 foot fence climb, and now he is prepared to (as our headline informed us) "saunter" through security. This wasn't effortless, this was a freaking triathlon. But either way, at least now he was safe and sound, and I'm sure he was applauded for his harrowing escape from the jaws of death.
Casillo was finally apprehended when he approached a Delta Airlines worker near Gate10. He was charged with criminal trespass.
Seriously? As opposed to what? Drowning? It's not like he was in camouflage and night vision goggles. Dude is in a bright yellow life jacket and swim trunks. He's not exactly trying to sneak up on you. Hell, he waved down an employee for crying out loud. Screw a pat down, you wanna know how messed up airport security is? They can't see a guy climbing a fence in a life vest that is colored to help a guy in a helicopter spot him if he is lost at sea, and when he approaches them for help they arrest him. Great job TSA. Boy, those are tax dollars well spent.