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Man Arrested After Major Security Breach At Lindbergh Field

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Originally Published on: 8/27/2014

A major security breach was discovered at Lindbergh Field in San Diego. A man was arrested trying to board a plane wearing an airline security vest. According to investigators, 22-year-old Scot Jordan Fenton boarded a Delta flight from Atlanta to San Diego, arriving Saturday night at 7 p.m., but Sunday morning at about 6 a.m., an airport employee found a man wearing one of these safety vests in a jet-way. Lt. John Forsythe, Harbor Police) "He was found kind of laying in the jet bridge, looked like he was hiding," says Lt. John Forsythe, of the Harbor Police. The man, now identified as Fenton, took off, refusing to answer questions. He walked out of the jet-way at gate 46, heading across to gate 38, where a flight for Houston was boarding. Airport officials followed him, and called in Harbor Police. When they arrested him, Fenton pretended to be someone else. "We later found his identification that he had hid in a part of the terminal, right near the gates that he was at," says Lt. Forsythe. "Is it possible he hid anything else?" asked KGTV reporter Allison Ash. "We had him on surveillance. No," said Lt. Forsythe. "There's no possibility really that he could have hidden anything else." We contacted airport security expert Glenn Winn, who said Fenton's actions represent a major security breach. "Somehow he managed to, as we understand it, obtain a safety vest," Winn says. "And then gained entry into a jet-way, and the jet-ways, that I understand, are locked when they're not in operation." Winn said the airport's own security should have found the man when it did its nightly sweep. (Lt. John Forsythe, Harbor Police) "Yes they do do searches in the areas and such, but when a jet bridge is closed, it's considered to be secured." Harbor Police won't day where airport security went wrong, but they do have security video that convinces them Fenton's actions weren't malicious, just strange. Fenton faces charges of trespassing on an airport operations area and giving false information to police.

   
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