Florida man ‘crashed car through airport gate before running into cockpit of Coast Guard plane’


Florida man ‘crashed stolen car through airport gate before running into cockpit of Coast Guard plane’

  • A Florida man could face federal charges after allegedly crashing a stolen car through a security gate at a Pinellas County airport 
  • After crashing, Hamilton Moreno, 36, ran into the cockpit of a parked Coast Guard plane, where police apprehended him
  • Moreno was using a vehicle that was reportedly stolen the same night
  • He could face federal charges 

Hamilton Moreno, 36,allegedly crashed a stolen car through a security gate at a Pinellas County airport

A Florida man has been arrested after allegedly crashing a stolen car through an airport security gate  and then running into the cockpit of a Coast Guard plane.

Hamilton Moreno, 36, could face federal charges after allegedly crashing through a fence surrounding the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in Pinellas County around 5am on Saturday before driving down the runway, according to the Pinellas County Sherriff’s Department. 

Moreno was using a vehicle that had been reportedly stolen earlier that evening in Tampa, police said. 

Airport deputies started following Moreno, but he sped away and crashed into a security gate.

He stopped the car in a large hangar and ran into the cockpit of a parked C-130 aircraft, where police found him and took him into custody.

There were no injuries or property damage reported at the scene.

Moreno was sent to Pinellas County Jail and is facing multiple charges, including fleeing and eluding, trespassing, grand theft auto, burglary, two counts of criminal mischief and habitual traffic offenses. 

Moreno could also face federal charges, which are pending. His bond was set at $24,150. 

After crashing the car, Moreno ran into the cockpit of a parked C-130 aircraft, where police found him and took him into custody

After crashing the car, Moreno ran into the cockpit of a parked C-130 aircraft, where police found him and took him into custody

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