If you’re trying to sneak into the World Trade Center site, you probably shouldn’t attempt to do so immediately after another high profile case of trespassing and you certainly shouldn’t try to talk your way in first. You also shouldn’t try to do so in the middle of the day.
Two CNN producers, Yonatan Pomrenze and Connor Fieldman Boals, were arrested yesterday for trespassing, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of governmental administration. What’s truly remarkable is the manner in which this occurred.
From the New York Times
The CNN employees, however, were trying to enter the property around 2 p.m., as the area teemed with construction workers, tourists and police officers. [...]
The men first tried going through a gate at Vesey and Washington Streets, where they were stopped by a Port Authority Police Department officer. Mr. Pentangelo said the men explained to the officer, in effect, that “if a 16-year-old could get on the site, they should also be able to get in.”
The men then continued along Vesey Street where a police officer observed Mr. Boals twice trying to climb the fence, Mr. Pentangelo said.
The men who parachuted from the top of the tower and the 16-year-old kid that climbed to the top last week both did so in the middle of the night, with the latter sneaking in at 4 a.m.
These crack producers thought they could just waltz right in during the day because, if a kid was able to sneak in, they’re entitled to take a peek as well.