This post may contain affiliate links from our advertising partners, such as American Express. Read my Advertiser Disclosure policy here.
Daytona Beach International Airport was under lock-down earlier this week, after a bomb threat was made by a naked passenger, which shut down the terminal until it could be searched and clear by bomb-sniffing dogs.
John T. Greenwood, 25, stripped naked in a women’s bathroom and then made his way to baggage claim, where he made the threat, saying there was a bomb in the bathroom, which turned out to be his bag of clothing.
Per the Orlando Sentinel
A naked man prompted an evacuation at Daytona Beach International Airport early Friday after telling deputies he planted a bomb in a terminal bathroom, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, John T. Greenwood, 25, arrived at the airport clothed, then went into a women’s bathroom that was under construction and stripped. He also forced a bag behind sheetrock in the bathroom’s wall, the sheriff said.
When he emerged, Greenwood was wearing only socks and a wristwatch, video showed.
Deputies were called to the airport about 6:20 a.m., responding to a report of a “suspicious person.”
They found Greenwood in the baggage claim area.
“He was naked,” Chitwood said. “He was on the baggage carousel trying to get out onto the tarmac.”
Greenwood didn’t immediately respond to commands, so a deputy used a Taser on him, the Sheriff’s Office said. During the arrest, he claimed that a bomb was about to go off at the airport, deputies said.
Greenwood was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach after his arrest, where he told deputies he had “ingested Molly and a bunch of other drugs” the night before, the sheriff said.
Greenwood was arrested and charged with burglary, false report concerning a bomb, criminal mischief, resisting arrest without violence, exposure of sexual organs and unlawful posession of someone else’s identificaiton.
Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or suggestions expressed on this site are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer. This post was accurate at the time of posting, offer may be unavailable on this site at a later time. For details on current offers visit the card issuer’s site.