Fake Pilot Allegedly Inspired By 'Catch Me If You Can' Gets Arrested

Andrea Sirlo fake pilot
Andrea Sirlo fake pilot



By Naomi O'Leary


A man who posed as an airline pilot and traveled in the cockpit of at least one plane was arrested in Turin Airport using forged identity cards and wearing a pilot's uniform, Italian police said on Saturday.

The 32-year-old, whose real name was not released, allegedly created a fake identity as a Lufthansa pilot named "Andrea Sirlo," complete with a Facebook page that included fake flight attendant friends.