NJ teen skyscraper daredevil faces new stunt charges
NEW YORK — Is this kid addicted to danger or just plain nuts?
Whatever he is, he certainly hasn't learned his lesson.
The New Jersey teen daredevil who climbed the World Trade Center's Freedom Tower in 2014 has surrendered to police after videos posted on social media showed him dangling from other New York skyscrapers.
Police say 19-year-old Justin Casquejo turned himself in Friday and faces charges of reckless endangerment and trespassing.
Casquejo is from Weehawken. He was sentenced to community service for scaling the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center.
The recent videos show him perched precariously on buildings and scaffolding near Central Park.
The teen's attorney says whether someone acted recklessly in the eyes of the law and whether he acted recklessly in the eyes of the average person are "completely different issues."
Attorney Jeremy Saland says there's more to Casquejo than "what you are seeing on YouTube or Instagram."
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