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Guy lived in secured zone of O’Hare for three months before he was caught

19 Jan

“He managed to live on handouts from other passengers, she told the judge in the case.”

I’ve encountered beggars in lots of places, but never in an airport!

Will S.' Random Weirdness Blog

Apparently was scared to return home to L.A. because of covid.

A man too afraid to fly due to the pandemic lived undetected in a secure area of Chicago’s international airport for three months, US prosecutors say. Aditya Singh, 36, was arrested on Saturday after airline staff asked him to produce his identification. He pointed to a badge, but it allegedly belonged to an operations manager who reported it missing in October. Police say Mr Singh arrived on a flight from Los Angeles to O’Hare International Airport on 19 October. He reportedly found the staff badge in the airport and was “scared to go home due to Covid”, Assistant State Attorney Kathleen Hagerty said, according to the Chicago Tribune. He managed to live on handouts from other passengers, she told the judge in the case. Cook County Judge Susana Ortiz expressed surprise at the circumstances of the case. “So if…

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14 responses to “Guy lived in secured zone of O’Hare for three months before he was caught

  1. Will S.

    January 19, 2021 at 1:25 am

    What the heck is wrong with people?

    Do they honestly think some guy who could afford a plane ticket needs money for a meal?

     
    • Will S.

      January 19, 2021 at 1:26 am

      I sure as heck wouldn’t give an airport beggar a penny!

       
  2. feeriker

    January 19, 2021 at 2:54 am

    Well, we’ve always known that airport security in the U.S. is a sick farce. This guy just proves it. the

     
    • Will S.

      January 19, 2021 at 9:36 am

      Yep.

      Seems part of your comment got cut off.

       
  3. Hun

    January 19, 2021 at 3:54 am

    I have seen hobos on Paris Orly airport. Still nothing compared to what I have seen between Paris CDG and the city center though.

     
  4. fuzziewuzziebear

    January 19, 2021 at 4:16 am

    From your Weirdness blog.
    I don’t think that I will bother to scratch my head over this one. I’ll just chalk it up to a presumption of security that allowed him to live in the airport for three months. There is a lot of this presumption going on all over the place.
    Points to feeriker.

     
    • Will S.

      January 19, 2021 at 9:39 am

      I didn’t see your comment over there; are you sure it posted?

      Anyway, I think you’re right: they assume that the area is secure, so they can’t imagine such an out-there scenario like this could happen, so they never check for it.

      I’ll bet if he hadn’t begged people for food, but had a credit card to pay for his own, he might still not have gotten discovered.

       
      • fuzziewuzziebear

        January 19, 2021 at 9:48 am

        I guess that it didn’t, but it’s there now.
        I’ll bet that his card was cancelled because he never got home to pay his bill. 😉

         
      • Will S.

        January 19, 2021 at 10:21 am

        Probably. 🙂

         
  5. freemattpodcast

    January 19, 2021 at 6:53 am

    Dont hate the player, hate the game! (or the shitty airport…everyone hates the airport)

     
  6. Will S.

    January 22, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    I just remembered a movie about a guy stuck in a terminal:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Terminal

     

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