Some French Guy Got by the NYPD and Climbed the Brooklyn Bridge Sunday

Jonathon Souid, a 23 year old French tourist, slithered by the NYPD Sunday afternoon and climbed up the Brooklyn Bridge to snap some photos. However, the law did catch up with him and he was arrested and taken to the 84th precinct. He might be charged with criminal trespass:

NYDN: He snapped photos Sunday while standing on the northern-most cable on the Brooklyn side of the iconic span at 12:29 p.m, according to police.

He appeared to train his camera on a locked security gate on the cable blocking trespassers from ascending to the top of the bridge.

Brooklyn beep Eric Adams (hey did he ever give that $5G award to anyone for the capture of the last doofuses to do this?) tells CBS New York that he is backing State Senator Daniel Squadron’s legislation requiring mandatory jail time for anyone trespassing on an NYC landmark.

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  • Jorale-man

    What’s strange about all the publicity over these recent bridge climbers is that this stuff has been ongoing for years, if not decades. Many of us in BH have seen or heard about suicide jumpers from the bridge. The authorities never saw those as a larger problem. But you’d think it wouldn’t be so hard to design a barrier to keep people off the cables.

  • Daddyo

    Better yet, set up a concession to charge tourists to walk 10 feet up the cable. Turn this cop-time-waster into a revenue opportunity. Just keep those folks out of the bike lane…

  • Ann B Chapin

    Climbing the bridge was a “right of passage” for many young men growing up in the 50s, 60s and 70s. I personally know a couple! Of course 9/11 had not happened.