The 16-year-old who managed to elude the security at the World Trade Center and head up to the spire of 1 World Trade Center pleaded guilty to misdemeanor base jumping yesterday.
According to the NY Post, Justin Casquejo took a plea deal that requires him to complete 23 days of community service.
Casquelo managed to get to the massive construction site by finding a hole in a fence at 4 a.m. on a Sunday in March. Even without an ID, an elevator operator took him to the 88th floor and walked up the stairs to the top, past a sleeping guard. One worker told the Post, "He came here and he ran hog wild." After an hour on top of the tallest building in NYC, he almost made it out without detection, until one construction worker stopped him on his way down.
Casquejo allegedly told cops, "I walked around the construction site and figured out how to access the Freedom Tower rooftop." Later, he Tweeted, "I seriously apologize to anyone who may have been insulted or felt disrespected by my actions. It was not my intention to do so."
The guard was fired. A few days after Casquejo's urban exploration, it was revealed that a group of BASE jumpers jumped from 1WTC in September. So two CNN employees decided to see if they could break into the site—and they got arrested.