Stranded Jet-Skier Breaches Security at JFK Airport
The New York Post reported Sunday that a marooned jet-skier effortlessly bypassed the Port Authorities purposed state-of-the-art security system at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport by hopping over a fence, walking across two runways and into a terminal.
Daniel Casillo’s jet ski broke down and sank in Jamaica Bay at roughly 7:45 p.m., and the 31-year-old swam three miles toward the lights of Runway 4-Left at JFK International, the Post article reports.
Casillo climbed the 8-foot-high perimeter fence and walked across the two runways and to Terminal 3 without anyone noticing, the article says. He was apprehended when he approached a Delta Airlines worker near Gate 10. He was charged with criminal trespass.
The Port Authority, which runs the airport, says that it has stepped up patrols and is reviewing the incident and that it plans to meet with the makers of the Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS) this week about the breach, the article says.
The article says that the PID system did not detect Casillo, even though he allegedly walked through in the open, soaking wet and clad in a bright-yellow life jacket.