Watch CBS News

Homeless Man Found Sleeping In Plane At Key West Airport

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter

KEY WEST (CBSMiami) - A homeless man who planned to stow away aboard a flight out of Key West never got off the ground.

Jamie Crabtree, 32, was found asleep in a jet parked at Key West Airport Thursday morning by an airline employee.

Crabtree told Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Maureen Smith he arrived by Greyhound bus Wednesday night. He said he jumped the barbed wire fencing around the restricted part of the airport, walked over to a Delta plane parked on the tarmac.

He was able to break the seal on the door to the aircraft and enter the plane. He said he drifted off in the cargo area and was found still sleeping by Delta employees who arrived around 6 a.m.

Crabtree said he intended to stow away on the aircraft because he wanted to leave the country. He was charged with burglary and trespassing on posted airport property.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.