January 19 – Fearing of the novel coronavirus, an American man was afraid to fly home and hid in the security zone of Chicago Airport for three months.
According to Sky News on the 19th, the man’s name is Adia Singh, 36 years old, who is currently unemployed and lives in Orange, California.
According to police, he arrived at Chicago O’Hare Airport by plane from Los Angeles on October 19, 2020. After that, he was afraid to return to California for fear of the novel coronavirus.
He lived in the safe area of the Chicago airport terminal for three months until he was found on January 16, 2021.
During this period, he survived on leftovers from other passengers.
When asked to show his ID, Singh pulled down his mask, saying he was “dreadn’t to go home because of COVID-19,” said Assistant State Attorney Kathleen Hagerty, and took out a found airport identification badge that was lost by an Operations Manager on October 26, 2020.
At present, Singh faces two charges of intrusion into the restricted area of the airport and theft. Even after paying a bail of 1,000 US dollars, he has been banned from entering the airport.
However, according to the Chicago Tribune, these allegations are not violent.
His defense claims that the person concerned has no criminal background and has a master’s degree in hospitality management.
In response, the Chicago Aviation Authority said that although the incident is still under investigation, it can be determined that Singh does not pose a security risk to the airport or the traveling public.