$300M Security System Misses Guy Jumping Fence

Men run across runways in Newark, Phoenix incidents
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2013 12:34 PM CST
Airport Security System Misses Guy Jumping Fence
A traveler waits for a train to take him from the rental car area to a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport, Nov. 27, 2013, in Newark, NJ.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Newark Airport has a Perimeter Intrusion Detection System that cost more than $300 million—and didn't make a peep when a cross-dressing man climbed over the airport fence, crossed two runways, and entered Terminal C this morning, the New York Post reports. The man, Siyah Bryant, 24, had been on a date with another man when their car ran out of gas around 4am on the New Jersey Turnpike. When his date called someone for help, Bryant "felt uncomfortable," and fled on foot into the airport. He was found and arrested inside the terminal.

Amazingly, Bryant wasn't the only runway intruder of the night, either. Robert Bump, 49, was arrested last night in Phoenix after hopping an airport fence, running out onto a taxiway, and banging on the engine of a Southwest Airlines plane that had just landed, the AP reports. Luckily for his sake, the pilot was alerted of Bump's approach, and turned off the engines before he got there. Police say Bump showed signs of alcohol and drug use. (More Robert Bump stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.