Woman, 23, arrested after she bypassed security, boarded aircraft without a ticket at O’Hare Airport

Woman, 23, is arrested on plane right before it takes off from Chicago’s O’Hare airport after she bypassed security and boarded the aircraft without a ticket

  • Yaazmina Payton, 23, was arrested Sunday morning after she allegedly bypassed TSA checkpoints and boarded an airplane without a ticket
  • Chicago police said they took Payton into custody while the plane was taxiing 
  • Payton now faces a felony charge of criminal trespass for her actions 

A Chicago woman faces a felony charge after she allegedly got past security checkpoints at O’Hare International Airport and boarded an airplane without a ticket. 

Chicago police said that Yaazmina Payton, 23, of Chicago, was taken into custody without incident Sunday at about 8am, the Chicago Tribune reported. 

At the time, the plane was taxiing at O’Hare’s Terminal 3.

Chicago's O'Hare International (file image)

Yaazmina Payton, 23 (left), of Chicago, was arrested after allegedly bypassing airport security and getting on a plane without a ticket at Chicago’s O’Hare International (right, file image)

Authorities have not revealed how Payton was allegedly able to get through the TSA checkpoints and board the plane without having a ticket. 

Payton was charged with a felony count of criminal trespass and a misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to a vehicle, according to NBC Chicago

She is due in bond court on Monday. 

Authorities have not yet revealed which airline owns the plane Payton allegedly boarded.

It’s unclear where the plane’s destination was or why Payton allegedly did not have a ticket while she was trying to take the flight. 


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