You might recall a few months back I wrote about the strange disappearance of my pizza at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. I have a new working theory about what happened to it.
Arrest At Chicago O’Hare Airport Provides New Theory On My Stolen Pizza
Aditya Singh, 36, was arrested over the weekend at O’Hare Airport for felony criminal trespass in a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanor theft. He told authorities he was afraid of the coronavirus and spent three months living on the secure side of Chicago O’Hare.
On October 19th, he flew from Los Angeles to Chicago and managed to remain in the terminal without being detected. Apparently, he found or stole an ID badge and used it to access restricted areas on the secure side (though that detail is not clear). He also hit up passengers for food and money.
He was “discovered” after two United employees approached him and asked to see his ID. Apparently, he was observed over an extended period just hanging out with a United ID badge clearly visible, which reasonably raised questions. The man flashed an ID of a man who looked nothing like him and had reported his ID badge as missing on October 26th.
Speaking of October 26th, that was the day I flew from Chicago to Los Angeles in the same terminal. It was also the day my pizza was stolen.
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So I’m not Sherlock Holmes, but I certainly now have a working theory for how and why my stuffed crust pizza suddenly disappeared in the gate area. Isn’t it possible, perhaps even likely, a hungry man who had been living in the airport for a week at that point saw an opportunity and took it?
As I said back in October, I hope that Singh or whoever took my pizza enjoyed the second half as much as I enjoyed the first half. It is not clear yet whether Singh did anything wrong. Did he just hang out in a large airport for a few months or did he go into employee-only areas? Either way, I’d send him back to Los Angeles on a one-way ticket with an order to seek medical help.
Do you think Mr. Singh enjoyed my stolen pizza at Chicago O’Hare?
image: Lou Malnati’s