JFK Guards Dozing Frequently Off While on Duty: Report

June 10, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A number of security guards at New York City’s JFK Airport were caught allegedly dozing off, according to a recent report, citing a former manager.

The New York Post described the scenario as “a giant slumber party for some of its security guards” and published photos and a testimonial from a former boss on Monday.

“It was a regular occurrence finding the guards sleeping,” said Stephen Jackson, 39, a former security manager for FJC Security, told the Post. FJC oversees security for the airport and has around 300 workers. 

He provided a video and photos to the Post of the guards allegedly sleeping.

Jackson, who was fired two years ago, told the paper that he regularly saw guards asleep while on the job. He did not elaborate if he worked the night shift or not.

The Post pointed out that FJC workers get $17.23 an hour and have benefits.

JFK was the target of a terror plot in 2007.

In the terror plot, Islamist militants tried to blow up a system of jet supply fuel tanks that feed fuel to the airport.

The plot was foiled after an undercover officer was recruited into the terrorist cell.

“Anytime you hit Kennedy, it is the most hurtful thing to the United States. To hit John F. Kennedy, wow…. They love JFK – he’s like the man. If you hit that, the whole country will be in mourning. It’s like you can kill the man twice,” suspect Russell Defreitas allegedly told the informant.