A Columbia University researcher with no photo ID was so desperate to get on a San Francisco-bound flight from JFK that he hopped the check-in counter and rode the luggage carousel into a secure area, sources said.Oddly enough his research fits right in.
Edward Hall III, 24, (pictured) tried to make a United Airlines flight set to depart at 8:11 a.m., but a TSA agent refused to screen him when he couldn't produce photo ID, police said.
Hall then asked a dumbfounded ticket agent, "Can you put me in a suitcase and send me down the baggage belt?"
She refused, and he strode behind the counter, and jumped onto the moving baggage belt.
He was arrested about 20 minutes later near the tarmac, and told cops, "I just wanted to make my flight."
In an online profile, Hall fittingly said he researches "human impatience."Here's his profile.
I study intertemporal choice with respect to environmental decisions. I wish to develop socially based interventions to help moderate excessive discounting. I am also especially interested in the organizing of research information for public use, and open access use of ideas for problem solving.Whatever that means...