Man Found Living in Airport for 3 Months Due to Fear of Covid-19

Man Found Living in Airport for 3 Months Due to Fear of Covid-19

- Aditya Singh from Los Angeles, California is said to have arrived on a flight from LA to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago back in October 2020

- The 36-year-old was found fraudulently using staff ID and had reportedly been given food by other passengers

- The judge handling his case found the story appalling and found Singh's actions made him a danger to the community

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A man has been identified as having spent the last three months in a secure section of Chicago's international airport because he was afraid of returning home due to fear of Covid-19.

Aditya Singh from Los Angeles, California is said to have arrived on a flight from LA to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on October 19 and was arrested on Saturday, January 16, according to The Guardian.

He was approached by two airline employees and when asked for identification he allegedly showed the staff an airport ID badge that had been reported missing since October 26.

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Man found living in airport for 3 months due to fear of COVID-19
Passangers at O'Hare International Airport Photo: Scott Olson
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The employees called 911 and Singh was taken into custody. He was charged with criminal trespass, a felony, theft and a misdemeanour, according to the Chicago Tribune.

In court, the assistant state attorney Kathleen Hagerty told the judge that Singh was been given food by other passengers and had also found the badge at the airport, hence he kept it.

The 36-year-old, who has a Master's degree in hospitality, is reported to have no criminal background but the judge, Susana Ortiz, found the case appalling and that Singh's actions made him a danger to the community.

The unemployed man, who used to live with roommates back in LA, was barred from entering the airport.

In other shocking news, Briefly.co.za previously reported about a refugee who was found stashed behind the glove box of a car in a desperate attempt to flee to Europe. The man was among three people who were found hiding under very dangerous conditions as they tried to cross the Morocco border.

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According to a Spanish civil guard, the man was one of four refugees who had resorted to risking their lives to head overseas in the hope of better lives. One other person was found hiding behind the base of a dump truck, placing him at risk of being crushed to death by the vehicle’s axles.

Two of the refugees had to receive medical attention as a result of injuries they sustained from their hideouts.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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