If you're going to run away from law enforcement, it's best not to leave behind at least three pieces of ID so they can come find you later.
That's what happened when a man fled JFK Airport after TSA screeners found a loaded 9mm handgun in his carry-on bag, the agency said Wednesday.
Once screeners spotted the gun during a routine scan Monday and asked the man to step aside, he ran out of the terminal, got into a taxi and left, TSA said.
But in his haste, he left his shoes behind. And his money. Plus his suitcases. Not to mention three pieces of ID -- his boarding pass, a New York learner's permit and his passport.
“Fleeing the checkpoint does this man no good,” John Bambury, TSA’s federal security director for the airport, said in a statement. “It was foolish of him to run. We know who he is and he now faces a stiff financial federal civil penalty.”
The Brooklyn resident was ticketed to fly to Atlanta.