Massive security breach at US airport as ticket-less passenger wanders past guard playing on his phone and boards a plane
SHOCKING footage shows the moment a jilted lover bypassed security at a Texas airport and boarded a plane – without a ticket or identification.
On July 26, 2015, Damarias Cockerham jogged through customs at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in an attempt to stop his former girlfriend flying to Guatemala to be with ‘the wrong guy’.
Recently released surveillance video shows Cockerham, who was eventually arrested for criminal trespass, moving briskly through a closed lane and an unmanned metal detector at the security checkpoint.
The desperate romantic is also shown brazenly walking past a guard who is using his mobile phone before walking down a jetway and boarding an American Airlines flight without being stopped or asked for ID.
However a gate officer did chase Cockerham on to the plane and escort him off the international flight.
The video shows the agent handing the visibly upset man over to two police officers in the main terminal area.
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Cockerham was taken into custody 14 minutes after breaching security according to CBS DFW.
Dallas Morning News alleges that the official police report states that the daredevil suspect “ began crying and would not cooperate or answer any of our questions.”
The investigation report also allegedly states that “he didn’t want his girlfriend going down there and being with the wrong guy.”
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released a statement following the breach saying: “TSA is reviewing the incident and is working closely with the airport, local law enforcement and stakeholders to ensure that all of our checkpoints at DFW reflect optimal security configurations.
“Immediately following this incident, TSA made adjustments to the DFW screening area and has added more barriers, and is working to identify other long-term solutions that may require physical adjustments to the area.
“As always, TSA continually evaluates checkpoint configurations and passenger flows at all our airports to ensure physical security.”
Dallas/Fort International Airport has added a security barrier in front of closed lanes following the incident.
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