Man Arrested At LAX For Flying Without Valid Boarding Pass, Matching ID

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man is in FBI custody after flying from New York’s JFK Airport to LAX without a valid boarding pass and matching ID.

The incident happened last Friday, but Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, who is described as a U.S. citizen of Nigerian heritage, was arrested Wednesday.

Sources say he has been charged with being a stowaway on Virgin Airways, but he is not being charged under any terror or security laws.

He apparently told investigators that he found the unused boarding pass and managed to sneak aboard the airliner. Officials say he was carrying several other boarding passes at the time.

After the plane was airborne, the crew discovered Noibi and he was met by FBI agents when the plane landed.

The FBI and TSA are working to find out how the security breach happened at Kennedy Airport.

  • Budhram Lall

    yet they search grandma’s diaper

  • LA's the place

    TSA will pat down a young child but this guy gets past them?? Fire all of TSA now, they are inept idiots

  • ginny

    So much for security and TSA screening. Just gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling.

  • sydn1977

    Why didn’t the flight attendant checked the boarding pass and ID before taking off from JFK??? They are just as responsible.

    • Karen

      Flight attendants DO NOT HAVE TIME to check passenger tickets. That is the responsibility of the gate attendants. I agree that THEY should have checked. I flew out of JFK a couple months ago. What a MESS.

  • JB

    How much you wanna bet that everyone who let this guy pass (didn’t do their job) is just going to get a verbal warning and nothing else? They won’t get suspended or fired and they won’t lose a dime out of their pay check. If he was a terrorist look how easy he got on board. So our so called security at the airport is beefed up but then you got these airport employees who just let anybody on without proper ID.

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  • Mike

    Just what we need. Now, Al Qaeda and company are heading to JFK so they can board planes unmolested.

  • Deric McDonald

    what a loser i hope he rots in jail

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  • Astonished

    So, he found the unused boarding pass huh? Sure he did, right along side all those “lost” ID’s he also just happened to have on him. Uh huh. Good thing he isn’t a terrorist or we’d all be dead!

    Maybe the airline industry should start recruiting gate attendants from McDonalds or Burger King. . .at least they can read a little!!

  • C

    I know what happened. So, let’s see….the guy’s African…or African American or whatever he is. He shows up at JFK and proceeds to go through the security line where, surprise, a majority of the workers are…African American. It’s a “hey bro…wassup….” and zip, he’s through the first checkpoint. Then, at the scanner…it’s “hey man….howsit goin”…and “bam” he’s through. Come on folks. The TSA is just a disaster waiting to happen. Who are these people anyway. How many times have I passed through “security” only to watch as the inept employees are flirting with each other, talking about anything but what they’re supposed to be doing. What a freakin disaster…

  • Charlie

    C, i work as a TSA in LAX, you are going to get a Cavity check next time i see you

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