A stranded jet-skier seeking help effortlessly overcame the Port Authority’s $100 million, supposedly state-of-the-art security system at JFK Airport — walking undetected across two runways and into a terminal, The Post has learned.
Motion sensors and closed-circuit cameras of the Perimeter Intrusion Detection System, or PIDS, were no match for Daniel Casillo, 31, of Howard Beach, who easily breached the system meant to safeguard against terrorists.
The $100 million spent on security isn’t exactly for security.
It is for the people who provide the security.
Dripping wet and in a bright-yellow life jacket, Casillo climbed the perimeter fence, which is eight feet high, and walked across that runway and intersecting Runway 31L — and made it all the way to Terminal 3 without anyone noticing.
Casillo was finally apprehended when he approached a Delta Airlines worker near Gate10. He was charged with criminal trespass.
It’s clear English is my second language. I wasn’t aware that “trespass” meant “embarrassing the people in charge”