- Associated Press - Saturday, December 24, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge has reduced bond for a Canadian man who drove a baggage-towing vehicle across the tarmac at Orlando International Airport.

The Orlando Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/2hUpKhJ ) an Orange County judge reduced 27-year-old Richard Hogh’s bond from $5,100 to $2,600 on Saturday.

United Airlines employees removed Hogh from his Chicago-bound flight Friday. Police say he removed his pants while making his way to the tarmac, where he climbed onto a luggage tug and told the driver he “had a flight to catch.” When the driver left, police say Hogh drove the tug onto a taxiway.

Hogh faces grand theft and trespassing charges.

The newspaper reported that the judge said Hogh’s actions appeared “more like a joyride on a very expensive piece of equipment” than an attempt to steal the vehicle.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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