Transcript for Stranded Jet Skier Breaks Through JFK Airport Security
We have another airport story, startling airport breach. It happened at jfk airport, one of the nation's busiest with a $100 million security system. But a man stranded on the water after a few drinks... See More
We have another airport story, startling airport breach. It happened at jfk airport, one of the nation's busiest with a $100 million security system. But a man stranded on the water after a few drinks was able to break through. Jim avila has it all. Reporter: Good morning. It was an unplanned test of the security system. The unofficial test officially failed. New york's john f. Kennedy airport, $100 million state of the art security system designed to safeguard against terrorists. Could not keep a 31-year-old jet skier out. He was able to swim up to and stroll on to airport ground. Bypassing motion sensors and closed circuit camera. He should be given dinner and champagne for showing our faults. Reporter: Instead he was arrested. But not until an incredible investor stunned security officials. His night began racing on jet skis, when his watercraft failed him. After calling for and receiving no help, he managed to swim for the only thing he could see. Runway lights. Once on lands, he climbs an 8 foot barbed wire fence, walked across two runways into delta's terminal three unnoticed. Dripping wet and wearing a life jacket. When a delta employee noticed. They charged him with criminal trespassing. It's outrageous why we don't have a security system throughout our airports. Reporter: This is not the first time. Remember this black jeep speeding down a runway in Randy: The hunt for a killer and the include going on right now. Emily: The state of emergency in a town already battered by last year's tornados. The new rounds of tornados and jfk. A huge uproar over the same perimeter fence that was knocked down by weather and remained down for days. Overnight, the port authority issued this statement to abc news, they took immediate action to increase police presence with round the clock controls of the perimeter and increased controls by boat of the surrounding waterway clearly not trusting that security system alone. George. Jim, thanks very much.
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