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NYC Skyscraper-Climbing Daredevil Gets Probation, Says No More Stunts

What to Know

  • The young daredevil who's been caught climbing the World Trader Center and other buildings was sentenced in two cases Tuesday
  • He'll serve three years probation for climbing two Manhattan buildings
  • Casquejo said outside court that he is "absolutely not" planning any more stunts

A daredevil known for climbing skyscrapers and posting hair-raising images on social media has been sentenced to three years' probation for stunts on two Manhattan apartment buildings.

Justin Casquejo, 20, was sentenced Tuesday for hanging off a 52-story building last June and a 67-story building in February 2016. The properties were at 240 East 39th Street and 70 Pine Street. 

Casquejo had his first climbing arrest in 2014 - at age 16 - at One World Trade Center, which was then a construction site.

Casquejo said outside court that he is "absolutely not" planning any more stunts. He said he looks forward to leaving a positive life. 

His mother, Gloria Giraldo, says Casquejo is "really smart" and will have an "awesome" future.

She adds: "I'm just glad that he's safe."

Despite the teen's numerous run-ins with the law, he only has one conviction on record -- the criminal trespass for climbing a building in Murray Hill, according to his attorney. In all the other cases, he was designated as a youth offender and they won't go on his record. 

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