Sun Country Passenger Opens Emergency Exit and Flees to Attempt Avoiding Arrest

by Anthony Losanno
Sun Country Plane

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Sun Country Airlines is a low-cost airline that connects Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
to vacation destinations in the US, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. The day wasn’t looking too sunny for one passenger on Sunday when he decided to open an emergency exit and attempt to run from law enforcement.

A 44-year-old passenger was onboard Sun Country Airlines flight SY346 from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). As the Boeing 737-800 approached the gate, he popped open the emergency exit, hopped out onto the wing, and ran from the plane.

Sun Country Plane 2

Somehow, the man had been tipped off that law enforcement was waiting at his gate with arrest warrants for suspicion of felony domestic assault, drug dealing, trespassing, and a felony violation of a no-contact order, among other charges.

After 40 minutes of searching, he was found hiding inside a food service truck. Ground personnel turned him over to law enforcement.

Anthony’s Take: This was foolish as you’re not likely going to be able to run across the tarmac and get away unnoticed. I wonder how the man found out that law enforcement was waiting at his gate. Hopefully, he enjoyed his vacation as it’s likely to be his last for a while.

(H/T: Paddle Your Own Kanoo.)

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