JFK Airport Perimeter Breached by Kayakers
- By Ginger Hill
- Jul 28, 2014
After spending millions of dollars on perimeter security, I’m fairly positive most people would feel that it would be extremely difficult to breach that perimeter. However, over the weekend, two kayakers were cited for trespassing after they breached the $100 million perimeter intrusion detection system, consisting of surveillance cameras and motion detectors, at New York’s JFK Airport. In fact, it was the same area where a man scaled an 8-foot fence and walked into the airport after his jet ski ran out of gas in August 2012.
Apparently, 21-year-olds Jordan Crooms and Anthony Giglio had set out in their kayak from a park across the bay, when waters got a bit shaky. Their kayak flipped and the men lost two of their paddles in the confusion. With just one paddle left, Crooms told media that they were aiming for the closest spot to shore.
Washing up around 1:30 on Saturday morning, just past the end of Kennedy’s Runway 4L, they were undetected by security and the airport’s detection system sounded no warnings.
Airport workers found the two at the end of the runway and Port Authority Police issued Crooms and Giglio summonses.
(Image from CBS New York found on Daily Mail website)
(Slide show image: Chris Parypa Photography / Shutterstock.com)
Ginger Hill is Group Social Media Manager.