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PICTURED: California retiree, 57, who fled moving United plane through emergency exit window

EXCLUSIVE: PHOTO: Retired roofer from California, 57, who fled after moving United plane through the emergency exit window and ran past his wing after staff refused to serve him liquor

  • California’s Randy Frank Davila, 57, opened the emergency door and ran across the wing before gliding across the field on United Airlines Flight 2478
  • The Chicago Police Department reported that he ‘was denied alcohol service by the stewardess’ and ‘talked to himself in flight’
  • The San Diego flight landed in Chicago at 4.30am when Davila, sitting in row 21, opened the door
  • He was arrested by the ground crew and later arrested and charged with reckless conduct
  • Davila will not be charged with a federal crime because ‘there were no signs on the emergency door nor the asphalt’ indicating it was a ‘criminal’ offense
  • The flight was delayed 20 minutes on the asphalt before all passengers were safely at the gate from the plane
  • He is due back in court in Chicago in late June and has a $ 3,000 recognition bond

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This is the retired California roofer arrested for leaving a taxi plane through his emergency exit window and running on his wing after refusing liquor.

Randy Frank Davila, 57, was first pictured in a mugshot by DailyMail.com. He has been contacted for further comment on his alleged antics.

Chicago Police have also revealed that despite the chaos Davila may have caused, he will only be charged with a crime of reckless conduct.

This is because neither the exit window nor the asphalt display signs warning that it would be a crime to leave a moving aircraft and move into a restricted area.

The drama began on United Airlines flight 2478 from San Diego to Chicago O’Hare Thursday after landing in Illinois and began taxiing to its gate.

Davila is accused of “pulling the window of the emergency exit at the load, running on the wing of the plane, then slipping off the wing of the plane and trying to get the plane into the gate,” it said. police report. He has a $ 3,000 recognition bond.

The Chicago Police Department reported that he ‘was denied alcohol service by the stewardess’ and ‘talked to himself in flight’.

Davila, however, will not be charged with a federal crime because “there is no signposting on the emergency door nor the asphalt that the subject advises that leaving a moving plane would constitute a criminal offense for restricted areas.”

Passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 2478 from San Diego were stunned when Davila opened the emergency door in row 21, where he was sitting, at 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

Randy Frank Davila, 57, of California, ‘pulled the window out of the emergency exit at the time of taxation, ran out onto the wing of the plane, then slipped off the wing of the plane and tried to direct the plane into the gate. , ‘said the police report. He was on board United Airlines Flight 2478 on Thursday

Davila, a retiree, was charged with a reckless behavior misdemeanor and the Chicago PD reported he was “denied alcohol service by the stewardess” and was “talking to himself all over flight.” He is due to appear in court again on June 27

A member of the ground crew had to stop him and call the police. He was arrested shortly afterwards ‘without incident’.

Mary Ellen Eagelston, who appeared to be sitting a few rows from the man, posted a photo Twitter from the open door, writing, ‘Guy jumps out of my plane before we get to the gate.’

She told later NBC San Diego that ‘everyone was a little surprised and [asked themselves]: “Did we really see what we really saw?”

Passenger Mary Ellen Eagelston posted a photo on Twitter and later said everyone was 'surprised' and asked, 'Did we really see what we really saw?'

Passenger Mary Ellen Eagelston posted a photo on Twitter and later said everyone was 'surprised' and asked, 'Did we really see what we really saw?'

Passenger Mary Ellen Eagelston posted a photo on Twitter and later said everyone was ‘surprised’ and asked, ‘Did we really see what we really saw?’

‘I just saw him go out and that was it. I believe he landed on the wing and then jumped down to the asphalt. ‘

The police report said the stewardesses ‘were not witnesses to any of the events described.’ Stewardess typically sits at the front and rear of the aircraft during takeoff and landing.

United Airlines said in a statement on Thursday: ‘Our ground crew stopped the individual off the plane, and the person is now law enforcement.’

An Air Traffic Control recording, obtained by NBC Chicago, reported someone saying, ‘We had to stop short of port Bravo 3. Someone pulled the rear right over wing exit. Someone in a chair 21 Bravo, the plane went out and stood on the ramp. ‘

The plane was delayed 20 minutes on the asphalt before continuing on the runway and safely deplane all other passengers at the gate, Live and let fly reported.

Eagelston said there was ‘no panic’ or ‘worries’ and that passengers felt safe.

“I felt we were in good hands,” she told NBC San Diego.

Davila is expected to appear in court again on June 27.

The flight arrived at Chicago O'Hare at 4:30 pm (photo) and all passengers were able to get off safely on the asphalt after a 20-minute delay

The flight arrived at Chicago O'Hare at 4:30 pm (photo) and all passengers were able to get off safely on the asphalt after a 20-minute delay

The flight arrived at Chicago O’Hare at 4:30 pm (photo) and all passengers were able to get off safely on the asphalt after a 20-minute delay

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