CHICAGO (WGN) -- A man who was living inside O'Hare International Airport managed to escape detection for three months, according to prosecutors.
Aditya Singh, 36, is charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanor theft. Police said Singh claimed he was too afraid to fly home to California because of COVID-19.
Singh reportedly found the badge in the airport and was “scared to go home due to COVID,” the Tribune reports. Illinois Assistant State's Attorney Kathleen Hagerty told the judge other passengers were giving Singh food.
On Sunday, Cook County Judge Susana Ortiz ruled Singh could be released if he paid $1,000, but said he was prohibited from setting foot in the airport. As of Monday morning, Singh remained in the Cook County Jail.