Why did Asef Mohammad trespass on a New Jersey water treatment plant?

Was Asef Muhammed just going for a walk one night when he decided oh, just for the heck of it, to jump over a barbed wire fence surrounding a water treatment plant near his home in New Jersey (yes, that New Jersey) and then oh, look,  climb into a water holding tank and then, oh, why not? crawl into a pipe where he oh so inconveniently got stuck? Could be. After all, according to the report  from the Asbury Park Press (yes, that Asbury Park)

"There is no reason for anyone whatsoever to climb into a pipe," said Rich Henning, a spokesman for United Water. "It is a facility that pumps water, pumps it out of the ground. This is certainly the first time we have ever seen anything like this."  In 25 years in this business, I have never seen this happen," Henning said.

Well, there is always a first time. And there must be a reason. What could it be?

After someone heard his cries for help, New Jersey public rescue officials freed him in an expensive and time consuming operation after which Mr. Mohammed

was placed under arrest and will be charged with fourth-degree trespassing, an indictable offense that will be presented to a grand jury, Fountain said.

Trespassing. But why was he trespassing at a water treatment plant?  Was he really that thirsty?  Or did he have other plans in mind?  Not to be racist or anything like that; after all, as someone once said, "At this point in time, what difference does it make?"


Was Asef Muhammed just going for a walk one night when he decided oh, just for the heck of it, to jump over a barbed wire fence surrounding a water treatment plant near his home in New Jersey (yes, that New Jersey) and then oh, look,  climb into a water holding tank and then, oh, why not? crawl into a pipe where he oh so inconveniently got stuck? Could be. After all, according to the report  from the Asbury Park Press (yes, that Asbury Park)

"There is no reason for anyone whatsoever to climb into a pipe," said Rich Henning, a spokesman for United Water. "It is a facility that pumps water, pumps it out of the ground. This is certainly the first time we have ever seen anything like this."  In 25 years in this business, I have never seen this happen," Henning said.

Well, there is always a first time. And there must be a reason. What could it be?

After someone heard his cries for help, New Jersey public rescue officials freed him in an expensive and time consuming operation after which Mr. Mohammed

was placed under arrest and will be charged with fourth-degree trespassing, an indictable offense that will be presented to a grand jury, Fountain said.

Trespassing. But why was he trespassing at a water treatment plant?  Was he really that thirsty?  Or did he have other plans in mind?  Not to be racist or anything like that; after all, as someone once said, "At this point in time, what difference does it make?"


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