CAUGHT ON CAM: Man climbs through luggage carousel at airport
CLEVELAND (WOIO/Gray News) - A man was arrested for climbing through a luggage carousel at an airport in Ohio in July.
WOIO obtained surveillance video capturing the incident at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
The video released by the Cleveland Police Department caught the man, identified as 29-year-old Nicholas Garrett, climbing through the carousel around 4:45 p.m. July 3.
A witness said they saw Garrett enter the restricted area. They immediately called police, according to an incident report.
When they questioned him, officers said Garrett told them he noticed the zipper of his luggage had been opened and a pair of shoes estimated to be $1,000 were missing.
Officers said he also told them he noticed an employee through the carousel door after the carousel stopped, which was when he jumped through the carousel.
“What you did was a big, big no-no,” one of the officers said.
“I wasn’t trying to break no laws,” Garrett replied.
The exchange was caught on officer-worn bodycam video, provided by the Cleveland Police Department.
Police then arrested Garrett, the report said. Officers also discovered Garrett was carrying a “small amount” of marijuana.
Garrett was charged with criminal trespassing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, according to court documents. He pleaded no contest on July 12 and was given a $198 fine, the court documents say.
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