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‘She just wanted to fly on an airplane’: Missing autistic girl slips through TSA pre-check security by using a drink coupon [Report]

A Florida teen is home safe after quick-thinking Florida airport employees spotted her and contacted police.

According to ABC Action News, 15-year-old Sade Subbs, who was reported missing on January 9, presented another person’s drink coupon on Friday, at the Orlando International Airport. The coupon reportedly got her through the TSA pre-check point. Officials said she was screened during pre-check and didn’t pose a threat to other passengers.

The drink coupon conflicts with the information TSA provided, which claimed that the girl used another person’s boarding pass, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

TSA added that passengers under 18 are not required to show identification, according to the outlet.

“Under the age of 18, passengers are not required to present an ID. She was screened and therefore presented no threat to the aviation system,” TSA said.

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A police report indicated that a Southwestern Airlines employee eventually approached the teen after noticing her wandering around. When officers arrived at the scene, they recognized Subbs.

**** 🚨UPDATE RECOVERY🚨 ****Apopka, FL: On 01/10/2020 at 4:16pm Apopka Police Department received a notification from…

Posted by Apopka Police Department on Friday, January 10, 2020

 

Subbs told the officers she wanted to know it was like to fly in an airplane and explained she “took several buses from Apopka” to get to the airport.

The teen is now back with her family and no foul play is suspected.

“Sade was in good health and spirits and was located alone by Law Enforcement personnel,” Apopka police said on Facebook. “The investigation is still ongoing and any updates will be released as available. At this time no foul play is suspected.”

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