Officials said that a Florida man is facing multiple charges after he was allegedly seen driving through the security gate at Tampa-area airport to get into the cockpit of a Coast Guard C-130 aircraft on Saturday morning.
Hamilton Moreno (36), is charged with leading officers on a chase along a runway at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. This was just before 5 a.m. ET was in a vehicle reported stolen the night prior, Pinellas County Sheriff's Department stated in a statement.
According to the sheriff's office, Moreno was arrested after he crashed through a Coast Guard security barrier, then left the car in a garage and climbed into the C-130.
The suspect was charged with fleeing and running, trespassing grand theft auto habitual traffic offender and burglary as well as two counts of criminal mischief.
His bond was set at $24,150