Aditya Singh Biography — Wiki
Aditya Singh is a homeless man who has spent three months living in a secure section of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, claiming he was ‘too scared to fly home to LA because of Covid’. Singh was charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanor theft.
Singh is unemployed and lived with ‘roommates’ in Orange, Los Angeles before he flew to Chicago, NBC Chicago reported.
Aditya Singh, 36, allegedly lived inside a secure area of O’Hare International Airport for three months before he was caught on Saturday. https://t.co/jaXQ6z7BIa
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Aditya Singh Age
Aditya Singh is 36 years old.
Aditya Singh lives at Chicago O’Hare airport for THREE MONTHS
Police and prosecutors said he arrived at O’Hare from Los Angeles on October 19 and then set up home in the airport instead of leaving, later claiming his actions were because he was afraid to fly home because of coronavirus, according to assistant public defender Courtney Smallwood.
Aditya Singh, who has a master’s degree in hospitality and no criminal background, said he survived on food from other airport passengers. ‘It shows how things can slip through the cracks,’ transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman told NBC.
‘You get an idea at the airport and can go for two weeks without being detected. It’s really remarkable that in this day and age and security, this occurred.
Singh was eventually caught on in the early hours of Saturday after two United Airlines employees asked him for identification. The badge he displayed belongs to an operations manager who had reported it missing on October 26 so the employees then called 911.
Police took Singh into custody about 11:10 a.m. on Saturday in Terminal 2 near Gate F12, The Chicago Tribune reported.
What we know so far about Aditya Singh
Assistant state attorney Kathleen Hagerty told Cook County judge Susana Ortiz that Singh had found the badge in the airport, The Guardian reported.
‘So if I understand you correctly,’ Ortiz said, ‘you’re telling me that an unauthorized, nonemployee individual was allegedly living within a secure part of the O’Hare airport terminal from Oct. 19, 2020, to Jan. 16, 2021, and was not detected? I want to understand you correctly.’
It is not clear whether Singh left the airport between arriving on October 19 and being arrested last weekend, nor what his reason for traveling to Chicago was.
Singh’s bail was set at $1,000 and he is banned from entering the airport should he be able to post bail.