Ram Porat, 28, was arrested early Sunday at Nashville International Airport.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Police arrested a 28-year-old man after airline workers found him onboard an empty aircraft parked at Nashville International Airport early Sunday morning.
Ram Porat was discovered inside the plane just before 2 a.m.
According to authorities, Porat entered the plane located at gate C-19 at the airport by scaling a fence.
When asked by officers why he was on the aircraft unauthorized, Porat responded by saying, "I own the world" and "that it was something I wanted to do and an obstacle I wanted to overcome."
On Tuesday Nashville's News 2 went to Porat's home where he declined to speak on camera, but did say it was "very easy" to get onboard the plane, however he did not go into detail on why he chose to get on the vacant plane.
Longtime pilot and state representative Rick Womick said he considers the recent incident "probably the most egregious violations of our security net that could occur."
Nashville's News 2 spoke with airport officials who would not comment further on the incident except to say there was a breech of security and the incident remains under investigation.
Porat is charged with an airport security violation, vandalism, trespassing and accessing a plane in a restricted area.
He was booked into the Metro jail and has since been released on a $14,000 bond.
Porat was recently arrested for driving under the influence and drug charges.