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Vacations are a time to unwind, relax, and get away from your day to day. Apparently, some Chicago travelers didn’t get the memo and returned home ready to rumble. A huge fight broke out Monday inside the Terminal 3 baggage claim at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).
— 16th & 17th District Chicago Police Scanner (@CPD1617Scanner) May 23, 2023
What might have started with a few words while deplaning escalated into an all-out melee with at least a dozen people kicking, punching, and wrestling while onlookers waited for their bags to come off the carousel.
FOX32 reports that Christopher Hampton, 18, of Maywood, and Tembra Hicks, 20, of Carol Stream were arrested and charged with one misdemeanor count of battery.
The Chicago Department of Aviation released the following:
Safety and security are always the top priorities of the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA). We work closely with all of our federal partners present at O’Hare and Midway International Airports and the Chicago Police Department to ensure that everyone is safe when they are in our facilities.”
Anthony’s Take: I don’t know what people are thinking when they start fighting in the middle of the airport. This is far from an isolated incident, but it boggles my mind that grown adults would choose to act like this and get into a physical altercation. Keep it classy, folks.
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