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"Man Scales Nashville Airport Fence, Breaks into Jet for Fun: Cops"
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Man Scales Airport Fence, Breaks into Jet for Fun: Cops
Paper says man only gained access to aircraft, not terminal.
By Andy Humbles
Police arrested a man last weekend for getting into a restricted area of
Nashville International Airport and getting on board an aircraft.
Ram Porat told police "I own the world,'' when he was arrested according to
When police arrived just before 2 a.m. Sunday, Porat was on the aircraft and
had been speaking with American Airlines maintenance personnel.
"It was something I wanted to do and an obstacle I wanted to overcome,''
Porat told police according to an arrest report.
Porat told police he scaled the airport fence in order to get to the plane.
The fence was marked as a secure area with no trespassing signs. There was
damage to the fence. The airplane was at Gate C-19.
Porat is charged with unlawful entry of a secured airport area and aircraft,
vandalism and criminal trespass.
Court records also show that Porat was arrested May 9 for driving under the
influence and drug charges.
Porat never gained access to secured areas of the terminal building.
Nashville International is investigating the security breach, according to a
statement by the airport.
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