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Well, Duh: Nigerian Boarding Pass Scammer Considered 'Flight Risk'
It should come as absolutely no surprise that Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, the Nigerian man who flew from New York to Los Angeles last week on a stolen boarding pass with only a college ID, has been denied bail and is considered a flight risk.
24-year-old Noibi was in court today before Judge Michael Wilner, who agreed with prosecutors that the flight-hopping man of dubious identity isn't really a prime candidate to get sprung from prison yet. A prosecutor suggested that Noibi might decide to return to Nigeria, should he be bailed out, according to L.A. Now.
Noibi raised the feds' interest when he flew on a Virgin America flight from JFK airport to LAX on a boarding pass he allegedly swiped from the back pocket of its true owner the day prior to his flight. Flight attendants made note of the extra passenger, did not find him listed on the manifest, and noticed the boarding pass was a day old and in another person's name. However, it wasn't until this week, when Noibi tried to pull a similar stunt leaving LAX on Delta, that he was taken into custody.
He is due back in court July 18.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.