Florida man arrested after falling through an airport gate and getting into Coast Guard plane cockpit. Sheriff

Deputies were led by the suspect to chase him in a stolen vehicle across the runway.

Florida man arrested after falling through an airport gate and getting into Coast Guard plane cockpit. Sheriff

Deputies were led by the suspect to chase him in a stolen vehicle across the runway.

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19 July 2021 Monday 05:52
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Florida man arrested after falling through an airport gate and getting into Coast Guard plane cockpit. Sheriff

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

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