Shirtless Guy Climbs Two Fences At San Diego Airport, Runs Onto A Runway

Though it’s no easy feat to scale a fence (at least, not easy for me), authorities at San Diego International Airport say a man managed to climb not one, but two security fences and ran onto a runway Thursday night.

The man is believed to have been under the influence, though it’s unclear what substance he may have consumed before making his way over an outside perimeter fence with barbed wire on top, and then climbing something called a “blast fence” next to the area where planes prepare for takeoff.

“A maintenance worker saw him right away” and called San Diego Harbor Police, an airport authority spokesman said, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

It took about five minutes to take the man into custody, but he was eventually arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and two trespassing charges, one relating to the airport in general and one for being in a secure airport area.

Though officials didn’t say whether he was injured or not, one might imagine that going shirtless over a barbed wire fence might leave a few scratches.

His shenanigans caused incoming and outgoing flights to be temporarily put on hold for about seven minutes while law enforcement were arresting him. We cant imagine any plane crews making that announcement… “Sorry folks, looks like we’re 14th in line for takeoff, right after this guy without a shirt on.”

From Consumerist’s Very Full Hall Of Airport Fence Climbing Infamy: Failed Stowaway Tries To Hide In Plane’s Wheel Well For Free Ride From Orlando To NYC; Woman Climbs Airport Fence To Try To Stop Her Cheating Husband From Flying Away; Serial Stowaway Arrested After Flying From San Jose To Los Angeles Without A Ticket; Teen Stowaway Somehow Survives 5-Hour Flight Hidden In Wheel Well; Man Throws Himself A Little Pants-Off Dance-Off Party On German Chancellor’s Jet; JFK Airport’s $100 Million Security System Thwarted By Lone Jet Skier Swimming Ashore

Man scales 2 fences, runs onto Lindbergh tarmac [San Diego Union-Tribune]

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