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Pantless Calgarian arrested at Orlando airport after joyride in stolen luggage vehicle

A Calgary man has been arrested in Orlando after a pantless joyride across airport tarmac.

United Airlines employees had kicked him off plane to Chicago

Police in Orlando, Fla., tweeted this photo of the man they say caused a disturbance at the airport, identifying him as Richard Hogh of Calgary. (Orlando Police/Twitter)

A Calgary man has been arrested in Orlando, Fla., after a pantless joyride across airport tarmac.

According to the Orlando Police Department, Richard Hogh was kicked off a flight to Chicago Friday morning after United Airlines employees found him acting erratically.

Hogh had sat in an unassigned first-class seat, police say. When he was asked to move, Hogh told employees he was a pilot and wanted to sit in the jump seat.

Hogh was removed from the plane, and police say he then got into a service elevator with an airport employee, and rode down to the ground floor.

'Had to catch a flight'

Once off the elevator, police say, Hogh removed his pants, sat in the passenger seat of a luggage vehicle and told the operator he "had to catch a flight."

The driver, fearing for his safety, got off the vehicle — at which point Hogh drove onto an airplane taxiway.

Airport crews followed the vehicle and Hogh was arrested at the airport's fire station.

Carolyn Fennell, a spokeswoman for the airport, told the Orlando Sentinel the incident caused a "ground hold" for planes in the immediate area but it didn't cause any flight delays.

Hogh has been charged with trespassing and grand theft.

With files from The Associated Press