Andrew Collins, 54, of Leesburg, Virginia, was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure on Sept. People in the nearby airport terminal could see him. He was also accused of lewd acts, but that charge was dropped because of a lack of evidence.
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The sides settled after mediation. Collins was the victim of an unjustified and warrantless entry into his hotel room followed by an arrest and days of miserable incarceration," his attorney Craig Silverman said in a statement Monday. People in the airport lobby could see the naked pilot as he stood in front of a window while talking on the phone. He also was accused of lewd acts, but that charge was dropped due to lack of evidence. The pilot was also running for election to serve as the president of the pilots' union, but he withdrew his candidacy because of the arrest. The wrongful arrest and detention of Collins, of Leesburg, Virginia, violated his constitutional rights, Silverman said in an interview. Collins had a right to privacy in his hotel room, which was serving as his home at the time. I had no idea. I woke up in a strange hotel room, opened the curtains, got ready to shower, and got a phone call that lasted 24 minutes … I now realise that some unseen people in the terminal were watching me from over yards away," Collins said in a statement in March.
He says he didn’t know people could see him and that he definitely wasn’t gyrating
Andrew Collins spent two days in jail following the bust in September of , but a judge later tossed the criminal charge. The pilot had been scheduled to fly from Boston to Newark but weather forced a landing in Colorado Springs. He was taken to Denver and placed in a room on the 10th floor of the Westin Denver International Airport for the night. Collins opened the curtains when he woke up, but was not aware that passengers could see him, according to 9 News. He undressed, but received a phone call before getting in the shower. He was on the phone for more than 20 minutes. Denver police officers would later come to his door. Silverman would file a notice of claim, which is a first step in a possible lawsuit.
By Lauren Fruen For Dailymail. Captain Andrew Collins was arrested in September last year when a witness called police after spotting him at the window of the Westin Hotel at Denver International Airport. The year veteran of the airline, who was suspended from his role for six months, admitted to standing in the window but denied he was purposely parading himself. Footage showed the moment a topless Collins was detained by police. Video, provided by two officers' body cams, had been edited down for time but showed a shirtless Collins getting detained. At one point an officer has to help Collins put on a shirt. It was a beautiful morning, and I opened the curtains to my window. I couldn't see the terminal.