NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A French tourist accused of scaling the Brooklyn Bridge to take photos faced a judge in court in downtown Brooklyn on Monday.
Yonathan Souid, 23, of Esnandes, France, is charged with felony reckless endangerment and misdemeanor criminal trespassing.
“He shouldn’t be going to jail for a year for just being a naive tourist. I expect this matter to be resolved,” Souid’s attorney, James Medows, said. “My client has the utmost respect for the United States. He did not mean to be a threat to anyone. He apologizes if he caused any type of inconvenience. However, he did not have the intent.”