Man Scales Airport Fence, Breaks into Jet for Fun: Cops

"I own the world," the 28-year-old Israeli suspect reportedly told police

By Sam Schulz
|  Thursday, May 17, 2012  |  Updated 9:47 AM EDT
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Ram Porat was arrested when American Airlines staff found him on a plane at the Nashville airport in the middle of the night. The 28-year-old Israeli is accused of having scaled an airport fence and broken into the plane.

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One man wasn't taking any chances when it came to missing his flight.

A 28-year-old Israeli man is in hot water after he allegedly scaled a fence at the Nashville airport in the middle of the night, then broke into and boarded an American Airlines plane that was parked at a gate, The Tennessean reported.

"I own the world," Ram Porat told police, according to the arrest report. "It was something I wanted to do and an obstacle I wanted to overcome."

He never gained access to secured areas of the Nashville International Airport, but he did make it into the plane, parked at gate C-19, before airline employees found him there and called the police.

Cops charged Porat with unlawful entry to a secured airport area and aircraft as well as with vandalism and criminal trespass. According to Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronoth, he was released on $14,000 bail.

The Tennessean reported that Porat damaged the airport fence, which was marked with "no trespassing" signs as a secure area, in the process of scaling it.

Both papers reported that Porat had been arrested just last week for driving under the influence and drug offenses after he was found with almost 16 grams of marijuana during a traffic stop.

According to Yediot Ahronoth, Porat's friends on Facebook were unimpressed by his antics.

"You need help man, pronto," one reportedly wrote on his wall. "I just hope you'll come to your senses before becoming a crack-head or being locked up until you're 50."

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