A man with a fear of COVID-19 was arrested for living at a secure area of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for nearly three months, according to a report.
Aditya Singh, of California, was hiding out in the airport from Oct. 19 — when he arrived from Los Angeles — to Saturday, when two airport workers confronted him, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing prosecutors.
Singh was found wearing an airport ID badge that was reported stolen on Oct. 26, the report said.
The workers called police, who arrested Singh, charging him with criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and theft, the newspaper reported.
At a Sunday hearing, a prosecutor said Singh was “scared to go home due to COVID, according to the report.
He also claimed to have found the badge, prosecutors said.
It was not clear why Singh flew to Chicago in the first place.
A judge set Singh’s bail at $1,000 and ordered him to stay out of O’Hare International Airport, the report said.