Who needs the TSA when passengers can just jump on the baggage conveyer belt at the airport?
A security video of the Spirit Airlines counter at the Atlanta Airport has been released showing a toddler climbing onto a moving conveyer belt meant for luggage. As soon as he climbs onto the moving belt, he disappears, but that’s not the end of his ride.
The next thing seen in the video is the toddler climbing over luggage to try and keep from going down the conveyer belt. After he climbs over a big piece of luggage, he disappears again.
The video shifts to another area where the toddler can be seen coming out of of the conveyer belt and riding downward where a TSA agent grabs him.
This isn’t the first occasion where someone had tried to ride on the conveyer belt meant for luggage:
The Miami Herald obtained exclusive footage in 2017 of a man who made it past Miami International Airport security, jumped onto a luggage carousel, and sprinted onto the tarmac.
The footage shows a man casually strolling past an empty security checkpoint at the American Airlines ticket counter and diving into a luggage conveyor belt.
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) November 6, 2017
The man ultimately made his way onto the runway and airport ramp
And in yet another video, the man is seen being handcuffed by police as he lays on the ground.
The unidentified man made it past a highly restricted area that most employees don’t even have access to, the source said.
“Had there been a plane at that gate, this individual could have entered the plane or had access to the aircraft. This is a very restricted area, only accessible to some with very limited access, and he was able to gain access. Very concerning,” the source said.
American Airlines officials confirmed that the incident occurred, but referred any questions to police.
Miami-Dade Police did not immediately respond to emails Sunday night.
MIA spokesman Marc Henderson said the incident is still under investigation and that it is still unclear if the man was a passenger, employee or scheduled to fly at all.
It was unknown if the man had a weapon.