Yoko Ono busts trespasser in Dakota elevator

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Jan.January 21, 2011 09:55 AM

Yoko Ono and the DakotaA Korean tourist waltzed into the usually tightly-secured Dakota through its service entrance last week to snap a few photos from the roof of John Lennon’s old haunt and was only caught after running into Yoko Ono herself while he rode the elevator down. According to the Post, Ono was merely startled by the incident, but residents are furious at the security breach. “They may fire the managing agent,” a source told the paper. (Douglas Elliman Property Management declined to comment). Another noted that Ono and Lennon, who was killed outside the building in 1980, are “the whole reason they have heightened security there, more than any other building.” For his part, the 24-year-old Sungno Kim, said he’s a Beatles fan and read about the building in a guidebook. He claims he even didn’t recognize Ono, who apparently went straight to a concierge after the elevator ride to report his presence. Kim was arrested for trespassing and has already served six hours of community service for the incident. [Post]


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