• ‘Don't do crystal meth,' says Canadian man accused in theft of OIA luggage tug

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - A Canadian man bonded out of Orange County Jail Monday after he was arrested on charges of forcing his way onto the tarmac at Orlando International Airport, taking off his pants and stealing a luggage tug.

    As he walked out of jail Monday afternoon, Richard Hogh, 27, gave a word of warning about what can happen when you do drugs.

    "Don't ruin your life kids. Don't do crystal meth," he said.  

    According to officials, Hogh was kicked off a United Airlines flight to Chicago Friday for allegedly claiming he was a pilot so he could sit in an unassigned first-class seat. 

    Officials said when crews booted him from the plane, Hogh hopped onto an elevator meant for employees and took it to the ground floor, taking his pants off in the process.

    Police said that's when he jumped behind the wheel of a luggage cart and drove away.

    Richard Hogh

    Airport operations staff followed Hogh as he drove to the central fire station “where airport firefighters subdued him and held him until Orlando Police took him into custody,” a media release from OIA said.

    The incident caused a "ground hold" for jetliners in the immediate area but it didn't cause any flight delays.

    Hogh was charged with grand theft and trespassing.

    Watch video of Hogh bonding out of jail below:

    Richard Hogh

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