Man Lived in Chicago Airport for Three Months Over ‘Fear of COVID-19’, Reports Suggest

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has acknowledged that the particular person did not pose any risk to the airport or the general public however it’s persevering with an investigation into the matter in coordination with regulation enforcement companies.

California-based Aditya Singh, 36, lived at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for practically three months, telling the police that he was afraid of the coronavirus, The Guardian reported.

The man reportedly arrived on the airport on 19 October. Last Saturday, he was approached by police who requested to see his identification. Singh confirmed them an airport ID badge that was reported as stolen on 26 October and belonged to an airport supervisor.

Singh was taken into police custody on Saturday and charged with felony trespassing to a restricted space of an airport (a felony), and theft (a misdemeanour).

According to assistant public defender Courtney Smallwood, Singh has a grasp’s diploma in hospitality, is unemployed and lives with roommates in Orange, California.

A courtroom has set a bail of $1,000 for Singh. If he pays it, he’s forbidden to enter the airport.


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