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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 10, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page September New York man self to parents Jt JL By David Ifeonig Associated Press Writer DALLAS A stowaway shipped himself from New York to Dallas and startled his parents and a deliveryrnan by crashing out of a cargo leaving federal officials scram bling to figure out how he eluded airport Charles a shipping clerk from New was arrested Saturday on unrelated warrants after a twoday odyssey to his par ents home near Dallas while packed in a crate said to con tain a monitor and Federal officials are consid ering whether to file new charges against the A federal stowaway law makes it illegal to board or hide on a plane or ship without the owner or pilots McKinley told police he took a passenger flight from New York to where a friend who is a pilot for Unit ed Parcel Service helped him ship himself air freight to Dal Cargo freight trip cost price of firstclass ticket believe from at Mat one coworker at the warehouse where he loaded himself in a box measuring 42 by 36 by 15 inches and followed a round about path to Lori an FBI spokes said the stowaway went on flights operated by Kitty Hawk Cargo from to Niagra then to Fort Wayne and finally on to When the crate got to Dal lasFort Worth International Airport Saturday it was picked up Ray a driver for Pilot Air Freights Grapevine He delivered it to jMckinIeys par ents house in the Dallas sub urb of Thomas went to unload the 350pound crate from his and a pair of eyes inside the believed there was3 body the 170pound McKinley then broke open the box arid crawled police The shakdn leturifM went to a nearby shopping center ana called McKinleys mother told KDFWTV In Dallas she was stunned to see her son emerge from the box My husband asked are you doing in this crate He said he was coming she Officers who went to the home asked McKinley if he had shipped himself from New York to he admitted making at least part of the trip by police He was arrested on unrelated traffic and badcheck war rants from Dallas and Gar Authorities said they didnt know whether McKinley had food or His box was carried in the heated cabins of Kitty Hawk planes but could just as easily have been placed in the planes saidtUchard executive ofjhlot Air PhilfpslaJtf The cargo itinerary wasnt Pilot Air Freight billed UPS and at that He could have flown first Phillips The freight order was billed to McKinleys The incident has raised new concerns about the security of the nations cargo Investigators with the fed eral Transportation Security Administration have inter viewed McKinley twice to learn got front New York to said TSA spokeswoman Suzanne Were not this has happened so obvi ously its something we are investigating Luber Theiweil mine Hovy it doesnt happen About four weeks TSA began sending teams to most Cafgbhflridling Me For holes in That audit is expected to result in recommendations to agency by Air cargo receives Far less federal attention than securi ty on passenger planes in part because of its sheer vol ume and critics have sug gested that terrorists could use cargo flights as Its impossible to chedk everylternin cargo the way we check but we have to be much said Israel president of Air Security International a consulting Terrorists are looking For soFt IF we define cargo as a soFt they can find Boim said the most valu able tool in screening cargo is knowing the Hawk M Ink Btate 4mehl It followed aft sMi rity procedures in handling a box that came from a shipper it knew and was said to con tain computer the Pilot Air Freight said no one other than McKinley was ever at He said his company sent to the box to allcargo Kitty Hawk because it came from an unknown shipper McKin leys This is a classic case of the public being protected from a piece of freight from a ship per who isnt he The cargo system is very Bill the Dallas County district any law that the stowaway He violated the law of stu pidity Hill Texas orders insurance 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