Man pleads not guilty to stowaway charges

Prosecutors say 24-year-old Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi used an expired boarding pass to board a Virgin American flight from New York's JFK to Los Angeles International Airport last month.

LOS ANGELES — A Nigerian-American man has pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles to charges he breached airport security in New York and got a free ride on an L.A.-bound flight.

Twenty-four-year-old Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi entered his plea Monday in federal court.

He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of being a stowaway and attempting to enter a secure area of an airport by fraud or false pretense.

Authorities say he boarded a flight in New York on June 24 using an expired boarding pass with someone else's name on it.

The Virgin America crew didn't realize until mid-flight that an extra passenger was aboard.

CBS Station KCBS reports he was then arrested days later at LAX, after getting past security yet again - with another expired ticket issued to another passenger - as he tried to board a Delta flight.