Royal Intruder Eludes Security


Aaron Barschak set off several alarms as he climbed a wall
and entered Windsor Castle. He was wearing a pink ball gown
and fake Osama bin Laden turban and beard when he joined
Prince William’s 21st birthday party. Despite elaborate
security measures taken by the Royal Family, including CCTV
recordings showing Barschak’s antics, police did not
respond to the comedian’s intrusion.

According to the Associated Press, the situation was
exacerbated by contractor vehicles that blocked an alarm
and CCTV camera. The vehicles were not supervised by the

Barschak, who calls himself a comedy terrorist, said he
kissed William on both cheeks before being hauled away. He
told The Mail newspaper: “I was carrying a bag, which could
have had a bomb in it. I was just yards away from the queen
and Prince Charles. If I had been a real terrorist the
entire royal family would have been wiped out.”

Barschak added, “The whole time I was inside the castle I
was expecting to trip an alarm, be picked up on CCTV or be
confronted by a policeman. I was even worried about being
shot by the police if they had mistaken me for a terrorist.
But there was nothing.”

He now regrets his publicity stunt and has cooperated with
the police. Barschak has not been charged with any crime.

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