- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Police say a man was arrested after he jumped behind the wheel of a curbside shuttle at San Diego International Airport and drove off with several airport workers on board.

The Union-Tribune newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/1Stvo4U) the shuttle’s driver had briefly stepped off the vehicle when it was commandeered Tuesday at Terminal 2.

The man got in the driver’s seat and sped away from the airport, ignoring traffic signals. He eventually stopped at a red light about two miles away when confronted by the workers on board. The man ran away but was held for police by a parking enforcement officer.

The suspect, a 46-year-old from Arizona, could face kidnapping and theft charges.

Nobody was hurt.

The shuttle runs between terminals and an off-site employee parking lot.


Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, https://www.utsandiego.com

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