A 16-year-old Weehawken High School student named Justin was charged with a misdemeanor after he allegedly climbed to the top of the under-construction World Trade Center tower and took photos of himself at the top this past weekend.
He took an elevator to the 88th floor around 4 a.m. (nothing suspicious about that, right?) and then climbed the stairs to the 104th floor. A guard there was apparently asleep, the New York Post said. (That guard has since been fired. The elevator operator was reassigned.)
A different guard caught Justin making his way down.
The Post has a series of photos of the wiry Justin in daredevil positions, including jumping into the Hudson River (whose currents have dragged many a person under) and climbing high on a Hoboken crane.
The teen told the Post, "Ha ha, oh yeah, that. Right. I would really love to talk to you guys because I have a lot that I want to say about it,” he said. “I was told that I just can’t [talk] without permission.”