Chicago police have announced the arrest of a California man they say was living inside the O’Hare International Airport for three months. The man was allegedly scared to fly because of concerns of Covid-19 transmission.
The Chicago Tribune reported that the man, named Aditya Singh, is accused of living inside the airport’s security zone since he arrived there in October. According to the report, Singh was charged with felony criminal trespass.
The judge in the case appeared shocked during a Sunday court hearing. The judge asked how someone could live inside such a major airport for such a long period of time without anyone noticing. According to prosecutors, United Airlines employees discovered Singh, who was carrying a lost airport employee identification card.
Singh’s bail was set at $1,000. He cannot visit an airport until his court appearance later this month.