17 March 2024: Atlanta, Georgia

A Texas man was arrested after records show he tried to stow away on a Delta flight on March 17, federal court documents say. Wicliff Yves Fleurizard, of George, Texas, was caught on surveillance video taking photos of multiple people’s phones and boarding passes — “including a minor female.” The footage also shows Fleurizard using his phone as a boarding pass when he enters the plane and that he had used the photo of the young girl’s boarding pass to get on board. Once on the plane, Fleurizard spent a significant amount of time in the bathroom. Once boarding was completed, the court documents say Fleurizard then made his way to the back of the plane where he went into a bathroom there. A flight attendant noticed that all the seats were full on the plane and approached Fleurizard. “Delta is cooperating with law enforcement and relevant federal agencies regarding an investigation into a non-ticketed individual being escorted off DL1863 on March 17 aircraft in Salt Lake City prior to a scheduled departure. We defer any additional questions to law enforcement,” the airline said in a statement.