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Teen Sneaks Past Sleeping Security, Tweets From Top of New WTC Building

| by Michael Allen

Justin Casquejo, 16, reportedly sneaked past a sleeping guard and made it to the top of the unfinished World Trade Center #1 tower in New York City.

The New Jersey teen crawled through a hole in a Ground Zero fence at 4 a.m. on Sunday, took an elevator up to the 88th floor without an I.D. and sneaked past a sleeping security guard to make it to the 104th floor where he tweeted, "Inspired."

After two hours at the top of the new WTC tower, the teen was headed back down when a construction worker caught him, noted Mediaite.com.

Casquejo has been charged with one count of misdemeanor trespassing.

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According to court papers, Casquejo told the police, “I walked around the construction site and figured out how to access the Freedom Tower rooftop."

The new WTC tower is supposed to be guarded by the Port Authority, NYPD and two private security companies.

While sleeping security guard was fired, the New York Post reports the elevator operator kept his job because he is in an union.

Sources: New York Post and Mediaite.com