Edward Hall III, 24, a Columbia University researcher, was arrested in January for trespassing at JFK airport in New York City after he disobeyed United Airlines personnel and tried an alternative method to board a plane.
He told ticket agents he badly needed to be on the flight to San Francisco even though he had forgotten to bring a photo ID. Frustrated, Hall stepped behind the counter and crawled onto the luggage conveyor, where his next stop, minutes later, was the tarmac where bags were being loaded.
He was arrested as soon as he hit the floor.
His behaviour divided opinion, with one police officer allegedly calling him 'a uniquely sophisticated moron', whilst another described him as an 'enigmatic entrepreneur of a lost generation'.