A Las Vegas man is in considerable legal trouble following a wild incident wherein he breached an airport’s security perimeter by way of a limousine and then donned a clown mask while attempting to commandeer a jet for a trip to Area 51 to see aliens. The multilayered misadventure reportedly unfolded last Wednesday evening when Matthew Hancock allegedly drove a limo through two metal fences surrounding the city’s McCarran International Airport. After pulling up alongside a jet on the tarmac, authorities say the man stepped out of his vehicle, put on a clown mask, and informed workers at the aircraft that he intended to “blow this place up” with a bomb.
According to police, Hancock then inexplicably got back inside the limousine and began to drive away, while the understandably alarmed airport personnel fled the scene. Fortunately, there was no standoff nor any altercation when cops caught up with the vehicle as the man is said to have surrendered immediately. It was then that things took an even stranger turn when Hancock reportedly revealed to police his reasoning for the brazen event. After telling them that there was a bomb in his vehicle, the man explained that he wanted to steal a jet and then somehow use it to journey to Area 51 “to look at aliens.”
Cops subsequently searched Hancock’s limousine and found a crude-looking fake bomb made out of what appeared to be an oxygen tank, a fire extinguisher, and various metal objects all strung together with Christmas lights. As one might imagine, the man was promptly arrested and has been charged with multiple crimes including threatening an act of terrorism.