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COVID-FEARING MAN FOUND LIVING IN AIRPORT FOR MONTHS
In a scenario reminiscent of the 2004 Tom Hanks film “The Terminal,” a man who feared the coronavirus found himself living in an airport for three months instead of flying home.
Aditya Singh, 36, was arrested Jan. 16 inside Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after being found with an identification that allegedly belonged to an operations manager who reported it missing last year.
Police say Singh arrived on a flight Los Angeles on Oct. 19, 2020, and found the staff badge at the airport, the BBC reported.
Assistant State Attorney Kathleen Hagerty told the Chicago Tribune that Singh was “scared to go home due to COVID” and decided to camp out at O’Hare for the past three months, living off handouts from other passengers.
Singh was arrested after airline staff asked him to show his ID.
During a hearing on Jan. 17, Cook County Judge Susana Ortiz was surprised by how an “unauthorized, non-employee individual was allegedly living within a secure part of the O’Hare airport terminal from 19 October 2020 to 16 January 2021, and was not detected.”
Singh is originally from Los Angeles and has no criminal background according to his public defender, Courtney Smallwood. It’s not known why the man was in Chicago.
Singh was charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanour theft. The man has been barred from entering O’Hare airport.
His bail was set at $1,000.
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