A shocking incident of airplane stowaway has recently come to light as security footage from an airport in Salt Lake City shows a man suspected of boarding a flight with another passenger's boarding pass. The man, identified as W. Cliff Fard, was caught on camera taking photos of a fellow passenger's boarding pass before using it to illegally board a Delta flight to Texas.

The 26-year-old was said to have had a standby ticket or buddy pass for a Southwest flight back to Texas after a snowboarding trip. However, when he realized that the flight was full, he took matters into his own hands and attempted to board a Delta flight bound for Austin by using the stolen boarding pass. This incident raises serious concerns about security gaps at airports and the need for immediate action to address them.

Once onboard, Fard hid in the bathroom until the plane left the gate, only to be discovered by flight attendants as the plane was taxiing. The flight had to return to the gate, and Fard was subsequently questioned and handcuffed by police. He admitted to his mistake, claiming he was only trying to get home.

Fard now faces felony charges and up to five years in prison if convicted.