Skip to comments.Four arrested after turning selves in for World Trade Center BASE jump
Posted on 03/25/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT by TheMom
Three people accused of parachuting off the top of 1 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan this past September turned themselves in Monday along with an earthbound accomplice to face charges, including felony burglary, misdemeanor reckless endangerment, misdemeanor jumping from a structure
The case is the second in two weeks arising from surreptitious stunts from the structure. A teenage boy was arrested on March 16 after authorities said he slipped through a gap in a fence, eluded an inattentive security guard and spent about two hours atop the 1,776-foot-tall tower.
The incidents have raised questions about security at the lower Manhattan site, which is supposed to be one of the most tightly protected in the country. The site is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The NYPD said last fall that investigators were looking for two parachutists in dark jumpsuits seen floating near the building around 3 a.m. on Sept. 30, landing by the nearby Goldman Sachs skyscraper and walking away.
It was "very exhilarating," one of the accused jumpers, Andrew Rossig, told the Associated Press Monday as he and co-defendant James Brady headed to a police precinct to surrender.
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So much for security...
I wouldn’t have turned myself in.
As for the guard, he should be arrested.
You guys remember Andrew, from the 5th TC Memorial Shoot?
Slow news day?
Who’s that, TM?
From the story, it’s not clear as to whether the guard was negligent or not. The site is rather large for any single, or few, security personnel to detect much by themselves.
No but it is interesting.
Should all FReepers check with you prior to posting or simply disregard your rudeness?
I think I’ll go with plan B.
I need a scape goat.
It is nearly impossible for me to take responsibility for someone elses failure to do their job and prevent me from having fun.
I hope they used “Go Pro” cameras.
Would be kewel to see them setup and jump.
This is big news in NYC.
The dude has a big a pair, or is just totally nuts!
Andrew is our daughter’s ex.
The security people knew about the hole in the fence. Instead of the hole being repaired, it was covered with a tarp.
“misdemeanor jumping from a structure”
Please tell me that that is not a law that is on the books.
I saw the jump on the morning news show. I’m not usually one of “those” kind of people but I actually thought it was in sorta poor taste considering the number of people who fell to their deaths from the WTC Towers that this building is replacing. Clearly the free fall parts of the video would have been similar to what those people experienced in the last few seconds of their lives. I’m not Johnny Oversensitive on these things but maybe a different location... just saying.
We don’t know when the hole was cut. It’s just as much a chance that those base jumpers cut the hole themselves as not. If you were found to have done something illegal, would you admit to anything more than what could be proven you did?
Also, it is possible the security did take note of the hole, but the uppers nixed fixing it for some reason as is often the case.
Well.. considering who he used to be dating.. wouldn't he HAVE to be?