The outlook for Kenneth Mazik keeps getting worse. The 24-year-old man, who opened this month with a bang by driving his SUV onto a runway at Philadelphia International Airport, had his case handed over to a federal court today.
So instead of the Philadelphia district attorney’s office charging Mazik with crimes including driving under the influence, aggravated assault, drug possession and fleeing police, he’ll face federal charges of using an automobile to damage airport facilities and disrupting airport operations.
Not surprisingly, authorities say the case involving a drunk 24-year-old white man from Chadds Ford, Pa., isn’t related to terrorism, the Associated Press reports. Mazik was already being held on an astronomical bail of $1 million, a sum usually reserved for those who are flight risks, which Mazik obviously is not (haha).
I hope Mazik had fun on his “joy ride,” because he’s certainly going to pay dearly for it. At least he diverted 75 planes into holding patterns and prevented the departures of 80 other aircraft, right? That has to be worth whatever long, long jail sentence he’s likely to face.