A man from California managed to live and avoid detection for three months in a secured area of Cicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Aditya Singh, a 36-year-old California resident managed to live and avoid detection for three months in a secured area of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Before Singh was arrested last Saturday, he managed to survive off food given to him by strangers.
Singh was apprehended after airport workers called 911 and reported him after he was asked for identification and showed a stolen airport ID badge.
“While this incident remains under investigation, we have been able to determine that this gentleman did not pose a security risk to the airport or to the traveling public,” said the Chicago Department of Aviation.
According to the police, Singh claimed he was too afraid to fly home to California because of COVID-19.
Singh has been charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanor theft.
“You’re telling me that an unauthorized, non-employee individual was allegedly living within a secure part of the O’Hare airport terminal from Oct. 19, 2020, to Jan. 16, 2021, and was not detected? I want to understand you correctly,” said Cook County Judge Susana Ortiz after hearing the details from a prosecutor.