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Missing autistic girl, 15, is found in an Orlando airport after she ‘used a passenger’s drink coupon to get through TSA PreCheck because she just wanted to fly on an airplane’

  • The Apopka Police Department first reported Sade A Subbs missing on Friday 
  • She was last seen in the Lake Jackson Circle area in Apopka, Florida , on January 9 at approximately 10pm
  • On Friday, the APD shared that they had received word from the Orlando Police Department Airport Division that the teen was located inside the airport 
  • Sade reportedly told authorities that she ‘just wanted to fly on an airplane’ and shared that she had taken ‘several buses’ from Apopka to reach Orlando 
  • She also explained that she had found the drink coupon on the floor and used it as she went through TSA PreCheck 

The Apopka Police Department first reported Sade A Subbs missing on Friday, having last been seen in the Lake Jackson Circle area in Apopka, Florida, on January 9 at approximately 10pm

A missing 15-year-old autistic girl has been reunited with her family after she was able to get through TSA at the Orlando International Airport, using another person’s boarding pass. 

The Apopka Police Department first reported Sade A Subbs missing on Friday, having last been seen in the Lake Jackson Circle area in Apopka, Florida, on January 9 at approximately 10pm. 

They shared an update at around 1pm on Friday, stating that the girl had been seen in a parking lot wearing a long sleeve black shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and glasses. 

On Friday, the APD shared that they had received word from the Orlando Police Department Airport Division that the teen – who suffers from ‘high functioning autism’ – was located inside the airport at around 4.15pm. 

‘Sade was in good health and spirits and was located alone,’ police shared, adding that ‘no foul play is suspected.’

They shared an update at around 1pm on Friday, stating that the girl had been seen in a parking lot wearing a long sleeve black shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and glasses

They shared an update at around 1pm on Friday, stating that the girl had been seen in a parking lot wearing a long sleeve black shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and glasses

Sade told authorities she found a drink coupon on the floor and used it as she went through TSA PreCheck

Sade told authorities she found a drink coupon on the floor and used it as she went through TSA PreCheck

She has since been reunited with her family. 

The OPD shared in a police report that a Southwest Airline employee saw the girl wandering around Gate #128 and proceeded to ask if she needed any help. 

The woman stated that the girl gave her a drink coupon, which the employee then found belonged to a person who had boarded an earlier flight. 

'Sade was in good health and spirits and was located alone,' police shared, adding that 'no foul play is suspected'

‘Sade was in good health and spirits and was located alone,’ police shared, adding that ‘no foul play is suspected’

An assisting officer ‘immediately’ recognized Sade, the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

Sade reportedly told authorities that she ‘just wanted to fly on an airplane’ and shared that she had taken ‘several buses’ from Apopka to reach the Orlando airport. 

She also explained that she had found the drink coupon on the floor and used it as she went through TSA PreCheck. 

Video surveillance showed Sade going through the PreCheck at the airport at roughly 1.30pm. 

A spokesperson from the airport has denied that the drink pass was used to go through security. 

TSA issued a statement saying that Sade had given agents a valid and current boarding pass in someone else’s name. 

They added that passengers younger than 18 are not required to present identification and said that the teen did not present a threat to the aviation system.    



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