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 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 Singh arrived on a flight from Los Angeles to O’Hare International Airport on October 19. He reportedly found the staff badge in the airport and was “scared to go home due to Covid,” Assistant State Attorney Kathleen Hagerty said. He managed to live on handouts from other passengers, she told the judge in the case.
Singh lives in a suburb of Los Angeles and does not have a criminal background. He has been charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanor theft. He has been barred from entering the airport if he is able to post the 1,000 dollars for bail.