Man Arrested For Riding Bike On O’Hare Runway

CHICAGO (STMW) — Bond was set at $200,000 Friday for a south suburban man charged with riding a bike on an O’Hare Airport runway Thursday night, then trying to go inside the terminal through a security door.

Marlow Sahron Land, Jr., 22, of the 17300 block of West Wausau Court in South Holland was charged with one count of criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport, police said.

He was ordered held on $200,000 bond Friday and a preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 14, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.

Land was detained after accessing a secured area at O’Hare on Thursday about 10:35 p.m., police said.

Prosecutors said he was riding a bicycle on a runway, then tried to enter through a security door near the American Airlines terminal.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • bobhaaga

    If he was on airport property how did he get there security must really be oh wait that means there is none. wonder what he did be fore he got busted

  • Jim Wikstrom

    My question is: Was he on drugs, or somr other problems? Something fishy here.

    • John b

      Of course he is on drugs, he is a black man

      • Craig Fenson

        I second that!

      • Myra S.

        Well, it took a young black man supposedly on drugs, to break through the ‘perfect’ white mans huge conglomeration of an airport. Someone must be sleeping. Because even on drugs a black man, on a bike seems to be smarter than a group of white men in limos. LMBO

  • LTJGrafton

    Nice.. Aviation Police.. Not armed, and no reason to care. Guess Maurer was right about the security….

  • Jimbo

    So TSA screens me every time I fly, yet this guy is able to bring a BICYCLE to the airport and go joyriding on the runway? I feel so secure! Thankfully this seems to be a young guy goofing around. Maybe he did us all a favor, preventing a terrorism disaster. He obviously exposed a big hole in security. If you want to bring in a bicycle, don’t hide it in your shoe, just ride it right in!

  • KE


  • Help

    All I have to say is that at age 21 I truly was not or any of my cronies were not thinking about riding our bike on a runway and from there trying to break into a terminal door. This kid needs plenty of HELP Parents please help your kid.

  • dean

    Kinda scary

  • ho.ard

    It’s probably the only frikkin’ street within several miles that seemed safe from death by SUV. Marlow, if you were trying to send a message for the cause of bicycle use, please give a sign and I’ll make sure all your legal costs are covered.

  • Gabi

    200,000 dollars is a tad extreme if ya ask me. Hes a nice kid.People should have been payin better attention,

    • Ann

      He really made O’hare security look like real stupid. He just took a chance that no one else would have. Just having fun. Just check the kid out and then let him go if he has no priors. At least he wasn’t out stealing or robbing anyone.

  • righttrack

    What a moron !!!!

  • Tommy Z

    Has anyone (police especially) made sure some black Muslim didn’t pay this stupid looking person to test the security at O’Hare? As dumb as he looks, how did he get his bike 50 miles from South Holland to O’Hare? I’m positive he wouldn’t drive it 50 yards to apply for a real job. Think about it.

  • billy m

    He does have a very intelligent look about him…

  • Brenda

    Sounds like second of you are racist ignorant pigs. What does race have to do with it? 97% of serial killers are white people.

  • Richard Benson

    TSA is too busy shaking down the airport employees confiscating sealed bottles of water and searching their lunches instead of protecting the perimeter of Ohare.

  • temecula wine tasting limos

    This blog is like thinking about riding our bike on a runway and from there trying to break into a terminal door..

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